This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Samuel Adams Pale Ale.
When I showed this brew to Mrs Kosher Beers this evening she could not believe that I had not reviewed the Samuel Adams Pale Ale before. I assured her that due to the magic of Google I could confirm that I had never reviewed this beer. Furthermore, this actually may be the first time that I had even seen it.
In New York we have periodic interruptions in the free flow of certain beers.(No pun intended. OK maybe partial pun intended). Sometime the interruption is due to the brewery, but often times it is the middleman which does not supply certain brews in parts of the New York market. For example, due to a territorial battle between two middlemen who shall remain nameless, for a number of years it was impossible to get Samuel Adams Irish Red in Nassau or Suffolk Counties. On the rare occasions that it could be found on Long Island it had been trucked in by the beer stores who bought it retail in the five boros and then transported it to Long Island for sale.
The Samuel Adams Pale Ale pours a golden yellow, much like a pilsner, but its taste is true Pale Ale. The beer tastes like hops, which is great for those who like a little bitter in their bitters. The beer was perfect following a long Sunday of little league games, house cleaning and barbecuing.
Samuel Adams Pale Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K. Unlike many other Samuel Adams brews, this bottle which does not have the certification mark on the label.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the Pale Ale, please follow this link - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/833 .
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
Finally, if you've tried this beer or any others which have been reviewed on the kosher beers site, please feel free to post your comments (anonymous comments are acceptable).