Pale Ale is a classic English beer style, possessing a crisp malt character with a subtle richness. "Pale" refers to the malt that was used in brewing, which was lightly roasted, compared to the highly roasted malts used to brew porters. The result is a beer that is amber to deep amber in color.
The Pale Ale style evolved through the 17th century with the introduction of the thermometer and hydrometer to the brewing process. These instruments allowed for better control of the different brewing stages, resulting in more efficient and consistent production of Pale Ale.
Samuel Adams Pale Ale is an excellent contemporary example of this style, and has a refreshingly crisp, distinctive taste.
A rich but balanced pale ale that shows how harmonious a full, malty core and strong hop characteristics can be. Creamy and round in the mouth with medium carbonation and flavors of orange oil, sweet toasted egg bread, nectarine pit and a touch of fresh-cut grass. Everything works together here, making this a very drinkable and crowd-pleasing selection.