Sparkling Ale

Massachusetts
United States
Boston Beer Sam Adams Sparkling Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our Sparkling Ale is the brewers’ take on a rare historic Scottish style. Golden in color and effervescent it combines subtle notes of Noble hops with pale and acidulated malts to create a slightly floral character and a dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
20
Hops: 
Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Tettnang, Spalt
Malts: 
Two-Row, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer is grainy with a slight malty sweetness followed by a hint of caramel mid-palate. Some spicy hops combine with the malt in a near perfect balance. White grape and pear esters add additional interest to the beer. A medium-light body coupled with spritzy carbonation provide ample refreshment and a call for another. While this example lacks some of the esters and herbal hops you would expect from an actual Australian version, it certainly is quite a quaffable brew.

Brewery Introduction

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