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Old 07-21-2012, 02:13 AM   #21
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I definitely wouldn't say they suck. For the tier brewery they are, they make decent products. However, that didn't stop me from giving Jim Koch grief at Savor this year...

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:14 AM   #22
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I do agree that there is kind of a weird aftertaste to most Sam Adams. Not really my favorites. That said, Noble Pils isn't bad and I actually like the latitude 48.
Even though I don't drink em much, I like what they do as far as putting out lots of styles and what they've done for the craft beer industry and homebrewers.

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Old 07-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #23
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I credit my love of good beer to Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada. Would I buy it today, probably not, but I still think it is good beer the choices are just too great now. In a restaurant I did have a summer wheat a few weeks ago, it was quite good.
I haven't tasted Bud since for about 15 years. I would try it again if the cans don't look so cartoonishly patriotic, just to remember. Anyway I agree with you about Sam Adams but SNPA, I see as the north american standard; somewhere between a belgium and UK IPA beer with american hops. Sam Adams is pretty good but I haven't had one of their beers that really gets me as much as the SN.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:31 AM   #24
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I like the Boston Lager and Octoberfest, but the Summer Ale is god awful!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #25
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I bought a sixer of their cream stout, and liked it. Their Boston Lager is another story though( I can't stand it). I do have to give Sam Adams credit though, they got me out of my BMC rut, and got me into good beer again.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:33 AM   #26
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Alpine spring is possibly the worst commercial beer I have ever tasted. Aside from that I find Sam Adams is similar enough to pass one off to a BMC drinker and something I would drink as well. Good middle ground for me and my brothers.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:36 AM   #27
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I bought a sixer of their cream stout, and liked it. Their Boston Lager is another story though( I can't stand it). I do have to give Sam Adams credit though, they got me out of my BMC rut, and got me into good beer again.
+1 to this. I don't like most Sam Adams but I like their cream stout, blackberry witibier, and the cherry wheat as a dessert beer. A pint of cherry wheat with some cherry pie or cobbler.... Fantastic
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:46 AM   #28
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I think most Sam Adams are pretty good. The notable exceptions are Porchrocker and Cherry Wheat, both of which I can drink if it's all that's available, but I'd rather drink BMC than those. Blech!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:57 AM   #29
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Boston lager and latitude 48 are both drinkable.
everything else they make I can't stand.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:05 AM   #30
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Alpine spring is possibly the worst commercial beer I have ever tasted. Aside from that I find Sam Adams is similar enough to pass one off to a BMC drinker and something I would drink as well. Good middle ground for me and my brothers.
I had no objections to their alpine spring. Didn't think it was great, but really curious as to how you found it so objectionable. Almost makes me wonder if that bottle was seriously mishandled. Oh well.

I'm a fan of their noble pils, cream stout, latitude. And boston lager is a godsend when you're in a bar that has nothing but that and BMC.
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