Part of Sam Adam's barrel room collection, New World is a tripel style, corked in a 750 mL bottle at 10% abv. The pour is light and hazy, with a pillowy head. The scent is fruity and spicy with those nice Belgian malt notes. Taste is nice, complex but balanced and somewhat delicate. The sweetness of the tropical fruit and sugar notes add to a fairly thick mouthfeel. Despite a very high alcohol by volume and little carbonation to speak of, this was quite drinkable. I'm overall impressed. Tropical Fruit, Sam Adam, Samuel Adam
Sam Adams Irish Red (Ale) is 5.8 ABV and 25 IBU. The appearance and nose are all Irish Red, with the dark amber and sweet caramel malt. The taste is much the same, nice sweet caramel buttery malts with a touch of hop bitterness on the back end. The body is crisp and clean but a little thin and watery. This is one of Sam's pretty standard brews and while not too exciting I'm always down for one a season.
Add to Flight home / Our Beers / Summer Ale Samuel Adams Sam Adams - Summer Ale Crisp and tangy with refreshing lemon peel and a hint of pepper from rare Grains of Paradise. Golden, hazy, & thirst quenching, this American wheat ale balances bright citrus, Noble hops & spice for a lively brew that’s perfect on any summer day
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon peel and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body.
Samuel Adams: Chocolate Bock (5.8% ABV) A sweet chocolate, wintery beer. Perfect for a night in front of the fireplace. While not an out of the park home run, this beer is nice enough to serve as your Sunday Sixer if you're in a pinch for "good" beer and your selections are limited.
Sam Adam's Cream Stout is a Milk/Sweet Stout, 4.9 ABV and 28 IBU. The appearance is basically opaque black with a nice brown head. The nose is a sweet, full bodied coffee ice cream. The taste is nice and lactose rich, with that coffee, caramel creaminess. While not the most sessionable brew, it would be nice to space a few of these out on a cold night and I'm not sure why I'm seeing these pop up now that spring is coming.