Samuel Adams Wicked Easy

Massachusetts
United States
Samuel Adams Wicked Easy, Boston Beer Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Light-bodied and hazy with bright citrus and tropical fruit notes of orange, mango and pineapple and a clean, crisp finish. Wicked Easy combines satisfying flavor with smooth, easy-drinking refreshment. When you’re relaxing outdoors with friends, looking for a better option while cheering on your favorite sports team, or are just looking for a light, hazy lager, Wicked Easy is your go-to.

Profile

ABV: 
4.7%
IBUs: 
12
Hops: 
Cascade, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe
Malts: 
Samuel Adams Two-Row Pale Malt Blend, White Wheat, Golden Naked Oats
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Samuel Adams Wicked Easy by The Boston Beer Co. This beer pours straw gold with medium hazy clarity. A bountiful lathery white head of tiny bubbles is sustained throughout the whole beer and leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed. Overall, this beer has a muted aroma though, the dominant aroma is a very light undertone of herbal and slightly spicy dry hop character.  A very subtle graininess becomes slightly apparent as the beer warms along with very subtle general citrus profile in the aroma. This beer has a very clean fermentation profile expected of a lager. On the sip, moderately low hop bitterness is quickly followed by a minty and herbal hop flavor. A low, clean malt sweetness carries with the hop bitterness and this beer is evenly balanced between the hop and the malt. There is no fermentation characteristics and this beer is extremely clean. The finish is slightly dry and the aftertaste consists of a pleasant bitterness, touch of sweetness, lingering minty note and a very slight graininess and general citrus, which eventually manifests. This beer has a thin body, but is enhanced by a moderate (almost moderate-high) prickly carbonation, which lends to a slight creaminess in this beer.  Overall, this is a an extremely satisfying and easy-drinking lager that hits the mark the brewer was shooting for. Before sitting down to review this beer, I just completed a few-mile run and this beer was absolutely what I needed; though not heavy on intensity in the aroma or flavor, it had enough character to keep itself interesting. This beer was quenching and really hit the spot. 

Brewery Introduction

Raising the Bar for Better Beer

Samuel Adams sets superior standards for quality craft beer. Insisting that only the world's finest ingredients make the best beer, founder Jim Koch, and the other brewers at Samuel Adams travel the world to hand select the hops, barley,... Read More

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