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

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8,014 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 8,014
Reviews: 2,552
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 119
Gots: 1,353 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2001

Our original beer is full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish.
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Ratings: 8,014 | Reviews: 2,552
Photo of PunchBroadbent
2.52/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I don't get the hype with the beer, it just ain't that good, and I've had a bunch. Not a good beer at all, overhyped for a macrobrew.

Photo of Mosey
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good taste. Distinctive, not overbearing. Great beer.

Photo of Rawwie
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brentkruger1989
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When someone says "do you want to get a beer" this is the first beer I think of.

Photo of wrecknut
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TopherBreski
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Great smell and color. Better than average taste. A classic.

Photo of BHansen214
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UTPharm2012
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigsp
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ok slight skunky smell still a decent beer

Photo of SleepyHorse
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBCE
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boston Lager is a solid brew to introduce a novice into the world of craft brewing. It's approachable and crisp. A smooth lager that is relatively common everywhere. I often pick up a 6-pack at lower stocked store that mainly carry the "Big Brands".

Photo of EdwardIV
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good beer for a pretty good price. The hops have a very prominent appearance in its flavor, but also there is a malty sweetness to it as well that makes a great combination.

Photo of Dnayew
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forget the haters, Sam Adams is my go to sports bar beer. It was the first craft you could even get and still hits the spot.

Photo of BColton1
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SenorElRaz
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a great lager. Looks and smells great, the taste doesn't really have much of a "bite" but it still has good malt and just enough hoppiness. Very smooth and enjoyable. A classic.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saigon (Bottle)

I like this beer and look forward to my next drink.

Photo of RBrenchak
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tasurinchi
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tabularaspa
4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed the crisp and overall feel!

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hbchrisg
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of darkfruits
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SK8
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First craft beer I've ever bought/drinken and it did not disappoint. Looks good, smells good, goes down smoothly and tastes great. Flavors are balanced well with a little spice and fills you up. One pint left me completely satisfied. Definitely my go-to beer now.

Photo of Tarheel219
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of American_Hawk
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 8,014 ratings.