Here is to the famous Sam Adams Boston Brews! While we often hear about the seasonal brews and the infamous lager, but what really should be getting attention is the Sam Adams’ Boston Ale. This ale is a stock ale with a distinctly American character. Boston Ale is brewed year-round so it is easy to find.
Into the stein it goes. It has a light brown coppery look and a healthy 2.5 inch head.With its nice lacy finish this beer has me thinking “I like.” So down the hatch!
Boston Ale has Hallertau Mittelfrueh, East Kent Goldings, and English Fuggles for hops. For malt varieties, Boston Ale has Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Caramel 60. It has a clean crisp taste to it, and the English ale hops brings earthy/spicy notes to it. Its 5.4 ABV keeps it from being a heavy beer. This beer would pair well with just about anything.
Personally, I think it would go great with a rack of ribs, but that’s just me.
Sam Adams brewery is located in Boston and brewery tours are available Monday- Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, and (for you guys who work during the week -no worries) weekends 10 to 3. Also, a little fun fact: this ale was first brewed in celebration of the opening of the Sam Adams factory.
I think that Sam Adams Boston Ale is a great beer - it gets both of my thumbs up. My senses liked both the aroma and the crisp taste. Compared to most ales I have tried, I would say it runs a close race with Roscoe’s Amber Ale.
As we go into the warmer days and nights of summer, Sam Adams Boston Ale would be a great choice for either a backyard barbecue or a drink with friends at a local watering hole.