In general, I'm a fan of Sam Adams Seasonal Brews. But if you're thinking of trying the new Sam Adams Spring Noble Pils, let me save you the trouble and the $8.49 it will cost you to buy a six-pack (give or take a little depending on where you live). This stuff is like drinking liquid sour patch kids, but without the fruity flavor. I puckered up so tight, I thought I was going to crap a diamond.
Ironically, Holly liked the beer so much, she decided to give some honorable mention in a recent blog post of hers. I didn't want to go on record against her in her own forum, as I thought that would be perceived as less than supportive at best, or a heckler at worst. She doesn't say much about the beer, but if I were to add the commentary on that portion of the post, I'd say that "you should only drink this if you feel you're honestly ready for the dastardly rough 15 minutes that it's going to take you to get through it." It's not that I have a problem with hops, it's just that they compiled 5 of the most bitter hops on the planet and threw them all together for this ultimate smack in the face beverage experience.
I encourage you to contact Sam Adams and let them no: it's a no go on Noble Pils.
Contact Samuel Adams (the beer company, not the person)