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Old 01-03-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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I'm sitting here enjoying a Sam Adams Noble Pils. My wife loves it. I long ago abandoned Boston Lager because I believed it was no longer what it once was. But, tasting this Pils it takes me right back to the Boston Lager of the early 90s. Anyone else get this?

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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not with the regular SA, but i have noticed that the winter lager (used to be a christmas favorite of mine) has changed for the worse. im starting to think that i jumped on the craft brew band wagon when sam adams was expanding to the point where they had to start using lesser quality ingredients and start cutting corners.

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:35 AM   #3
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Wasn't able to drink in the early 90's BUT, slightly OT, I love the Winter Lager. It's not to 'stouty' and still has that nice carbonated refreshing taste to it if you know what I mean!

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I'm with you. Damn, the 90's Sam Lager was my favorite. Thought me and my buddy were the only ones that thought it went downhill. I laugh when someone says the Lager today is good. Too malty now. I'm just outside of Boston, so we used to have it available on tap everywhere. Maybe I'm just too nostalgic for a good old Sam Lager, but I remember back in the day it had a slight fruitiness to it when fresh on tap.

I think a lot of the Sam stuff went downhill when they started resorting to more cotract brewing of thier beers. Some of the seasonal stuff is good, but I really miss an old school Sam Lager!!!

Same with Harpoon IPA. That used to be the most balanced IPA back then. Now it doesn't even taste like an IPA.

Maybe my taste buds have changed?

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im starting to think that i jumped on the craft brew band wagon when sam adams was expanding to the point where they had to start using lesser quality ingredients and start cutting corners.
totally not true.

On a side note, I was on Carson also. What unit?
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just ets'd after 6.5 years of being an infantryman. carson was my second unit i was in Aco 1-22in 1st BCT(heavy) 4th ID. the first unit was 1-506 4th BCT 101st airborne division.

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I was in 10th Group from 98-01. Carson was an awesome place. I'll probably end up retiring to Colorado.

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I loved this year's Octoberfest; I felt like it was an excellent, flavorful brew. The Winter Lager is not bad at all, for my money. Drinkable, but still some nice flavor going on.

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airborneguy, were you an operator, or group support?

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Support, intel. I'm gung ho, but not that much. My cousin fills that role in my family. He's an 18B.

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