Samuel Adams® Noble Pils is brewed with all 5 Noble hops for a distinct hop character and fresh taste. Deep golden in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Samuel Adams Noble Pils is a traditional Bohemian Pilsner. The honeyed malt character from traditional Bohemian malt is balanced by delicate yet pronounced citrus, floral, and piney notes from the Noble hops. The winner of our 2009 Beer Lover’s Choice® election, this beer was chosen by over 67,000 drinkers for its crisp complexity and refreshing taste.
The Czech Republic has a long history of brewing dating back to the 12th century. In 1842, a brewer in the town of Plzn created a beer that was the first of its kind. Brewed with newly available pale malts, aromatic Czech Saaz hops and bottom fermenting lager yeast, the pale, clear, refreshing beer was in stark contrast to the dark murky ales of the day. Known as pilsner for the town where it was created, it became a sensation across Europe. Samuel Adams Noble Pils follows in the tradition of this first pilsner.
Samuel Adams Noble Pils is brewed according to the Bohemian tradition. We start with a special Bohemian spring barley that has been crafted using old world, labor intensive techniques, called floor malting. This traditional malt adds a rich malt character and a distinct pilsner flavor to the beer. The beer is also brewed with all five Noble hop varieties to deliver a fresh and citrusy hop aroma and flavor. Noble hops are grown in the world’s oldest growing regions in Bavaria and the Czech Republic and are prized for their delicate aroma and flavor. Each of the five Noble hop varieties adds a slightly different aroma and flavor to the beer, from citrus and spice to pine and floral. The result is a beer that is crisp, complex and refreshing. Its bright flavor and lively, citrus hop character remind us that the warm days of spring are just a few weeks away.
Flavor Profile: The five Noble hop varieties in this beer deliver a fresh and citrusy hop aroma which is nicely balanced by the honeyed malt character from the traditional Bohemian malt.
Color: Deep golden
Original Gravity: 12.7° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 4.9%ABV - 3.8%ABW
Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, and Czech pilsner malt
Hop Varieties: Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Tettnang Tettnanger, Spalt Spalter, Saaz, and Hersbrucker Noble hops
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams lager yeast
Availability: Seasonal (January - March)
First Brewed: 2009