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Old 11-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default What makes Sam Adams taste the way it does?

I ask because I don't like the way Sam Adams tastes, so I'd like to avoid whatever it is. Is it the hops they use?

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Old 11-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Which Sam Adams, They make many different beers.
What makes it taste the way it tastes? Well, that would be the recipe and the method they use to brew it.

If you don't like it don't drink it. Sam Adams is one of my favorite breweries.

Maybe you can email them for the ingredients.

The chance that you would make a beer that tastes like Sam Adams is pretty slim unless you were to actually try to make it.

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Which Sam Adams, They make many different beers.
What makes it taste the way it tastes? Well, that would be the recipe and the method they use to brew it.

If you don't like it don't drink it. Sam Adams is one of my favorite breweries.

Maybe you can email them for the ingredients.

The chance that you would make a beer that tastes like Sam Adams is pretty slim unless you were to actually try to make it.
Just the regular brew. I'm guessing it's either the yeast used or the hops. It has a rusty metallic bite at the end that I just hate.
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I used to be super wary of breweries that produce as many different labels as Sam Adams does. I used to have more of a Steamwhistle philosophy towards brewing and breweries, that is, to "do one thing really well".

Then I had a Boston Lager.

Boy was I mistaken.

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Just the regular brew. I'm guessing it's either the yeast used or the hops. It has a rusty metallic bite at the end that I just hate.
You need to be a bit more specific than that. Boston Ale, Boston Lager, etc.?

Personally, when I was buying beer, the Boston Ale was often a crap shoot to get something that didn't have a bitter finish to it. The Boston Lager finished cleaner. Still, I've not bought either (for home) in about two years, since I've been brewing. If I'm out, and that's the best choice, I'll have to decide between that and soda. Normally, the soda wins.
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You need to be a bit more specific than that. Boston Ale, Boston Lager, etc.?

Personally, when I was buying beer, the Boston Ale was often a crap shoot to get something that didn't have a bitter finish to it. The Boston Lager finished cleaner. Still, I've not bought either (for home) in about two years, since I've been brewing. If I'm out, and that's the best choice, I'll have to decide between that and soda. Normally, the soda wins.
Sorry, the Boston Lager. For a good while it was their only product offered out here in the hinterlands.

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Probably because that's the only recipe that they could get people to stomach, and want more of.

I was never really satisfied with what Sam Adams sells. It's one of the reasons why I've gone as far as I have into brewing my own.
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Probably because that's the only recipe that they could get people to stomach, and want more of.

I was never really satisfied with what Sam Adams sells. It's one of the reasons why I've gone as far as I have into brewing my own.
I hear you. About the only thing I can find local that's worth the effort are the offerings from our one and only micro brewery. Their English Brown Ale and their Oktoberfest are quite good.

I'm hoping with some practice I too can brew something good.

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My English brown ale is going on tap today. I just need to clean the line that my honey ale was on (kicked last night).

Brew more and you'll get even better. Depending on where you're getting your recipes, you could look into better sources. I've been brewing my own recipes since my third batch.

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My English brown ale is going on tap today. I just need to clean the line that my honey ale was on (kicked last night).

Brew more and you'll get even better. Depending on where you're getting your recipes, you could look into better sources. I've been brewing my own recipes since my third batch.
I'm still trying to decide if my next brew will be an English brown, or an Irish red. I've got an Oktoberfest kit I need to use once I find a 2nd fridge for the basement.

I hope your brown ale turns out great!

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