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Samuel Adams Sam 76

Samuel Adams Sam 76

Rating
90
Price
$12
Brand
Alcohol
4.7%
Bottle Size
12 oz/6 pack
Issue Date
6/1/2018
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This new brew from Samuel Adams is a unique and innovative union of lager and ale, produced using both lager and ale yeasts in a fermentation process that took lots of batches of testing to get right. It's yet another revolutionary product from the big craft brewer, which offers attractive fruity and flavorful ale notes coupled with the remarkable crispness and balance of a lager. Brewed with Cascade, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Galaxy hops, it's not shy on hop characteristics, though they remain fresh and juicy throughout, expressed in waves of bright tropical fruits, tangerines and candied orange peel. It's all balanced by a crackery, almost doughy malt core, the smooth and flavorful palate lifted by ample carbonation, while the finish is all lager: crisp, clean and dry, with a slight astringent twang. This is sure to please a wide variety of palates. Lauren Buzzeo

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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