10 February 2015 - Best Beer HQ
Craft beer review: Samuel Adams’ Noble Pils
Bottle: There’s no mistaking this for anything other than a bottle of Samuel Adams’ beer – unless you’ve had way too much to drink, in which case we’d advise you ease up a little bit.
Sam Adams himself graces the label, beer proudly raised in salute to beer drinkers everywhere. The vintage-looking label, adorned with lovely green hops, screams of a particularly hoppy beer. And if that’s not enough for you, it also clearly states just above the name of the beer that it’s part of something called the “Hopology collection” (is that even a word?).
Blurb on the box: Citrus and floral character from its 5 Noble hops and a honeyed sweetness from Bohemian spring barley make this crisp golden lager anything but a plain pilsner.
The box also starts to repeat itself, going on to say that Noble Pils is brewed in the Bohemian tradition yet [is] anything but ordinary, this crisp golden lager is full of character with all 5 Noble hops for a layered fresh and citrusy flavour.
Tastes like: Spring has sprung – even if it isn’t actually spring wherever you are in the world when you enjoy this beer. Even in the midst of winter, this pilsner will have you pining for warm sunshine, longer days and an opportunity to fire up the old barbecue.
Noble Pils is bright and citrusy, sweet and refreshing. It’s balanced in favour of the hops, rather than the traditional bitterness of your standard European pilsner.
It has a nice and sharp, floral aroma, and pours a deep golden colour.
Is it the best beer ever? Samuel Adams’ Noble Pils won’t blow your mind, but it might change it if you think pilsners are boring. As it says on the box, this beer is anything but ordinary.
Of course, Noble Pils won’t please all beer drinkers all of the time. But that’s the good thing about these sorts of seasonal releases by notable craft beer makers like the Boston Beer Company – there’s always something new and interesting to try.
What else should I drink? The Boston Beer Company is the largest craft beer producer in the United States of America by sales, and its biggest seller is Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager – an amber lager that’s very easy to drink.