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Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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7,182 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,182
Reviews: 2,431
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 69
Gots: 673 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our original beer is full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2001)
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Photo of fscottkey
2.24/5  rDev -40.1%

Notes: Best before Jan 2015. (consumed 9/4/14). Poured into a nonic pint

A: [4.00] Extremely clear beer. No haze or cloudiness. The color is like light maple syrup. An amber/tan color. The head is 1 finger and is formed of dense bubbles. The is lacing when the beer is tilted. The bottle has a best by date and does not list the ABV or IBU.

S: [1.50] I get no nose. I shoved my nose right down in there and sucked it in. Nothing. Maybe as it warms. But the initial nose is none.

T: [2.25] Slight creamed corn flavor.

M: [2.75] Fairly high carbonation. There is a "zing" on the tongue. The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

O: [2.25] It seems hard to believe but I was disappointed - and I had pretty low expectations. I have had Sam Adams Boston Lager before - but never reviewed it critically. It has no appreciable nose. The taste is not something that I like and the body was unimpressive. Overall this is not a beer I would ever seek out. Even on a hot day I'd skip this in favor of water. I guess if this was the only "craft" beer at a place that server BMC then I'd go for it.

fscottkey, Sep 05, 2014
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Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

A- Amber, but pretty clear. Very filtered. Nice rocky 2/3 finger head that creates decent lacing.

S- Sweet. Toffee/caramel malts. Touch of brown bread crust. Hops are floral.

T- Toffee and caramel malty-ness. Light grainy flavor as well. Has a real nice spicy floral hop note. A light hop oil is detected.

M- Very palate friendly. Very crisp, clean, and refreshing. Finish is of spicy hops before it dries. Mouthfeel just has a lot of what different craft beer styles present. Very nice.

Not a wow beer, but it's a fine beer nonetheless! You get malts and a nice hop presence without it being too bitter. I wouldn't say it's a gateway to better beers, but some would. It's cheap enough in everyone's neck of the woods. Get some!

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,182 ratings.