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

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BA SCORE
84
good

8,087 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,087
Reviews: 2,570
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 124
Gots: 1,459 | 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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Photo of dabone
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle. Amber-red in color with minor head. Hoppy aroma, not overpowering. Very good hoppy flavor with a nice taste of cereal grains and malt. Finish was a little strong on the grain. Excellent mouthfeel. Excellent lager.

Photo of Rutager
2.71/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at California Adventure, served in a clear green cup.

Photo of RyanTheLion76
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was my gateway beer. Recommended to me by my sister because I mentioned that I found yellow beers (macropilsners) bland and unpleasant to drink. It's not the best beer ever, but it has a place in my heart because this brewery helped me realize beer could actually taste good.
Appearance: Clear amber reminiscent of the caramel notes that are so prominent in this beer.
Smell: Malty caramel with some subtle citrus and pine to keep things interesting
Taste: Same as the nose with a toast note on the finish.
Feel: Not too big, but not too small.
Overall: This is a very balanced beer. There's plenty of malt sweetness that melds with the hop dryness, and the beer still manages to be on the refreshing side. Not the greatest beer ever, but this is a perfect gateway beer given how much flavor it has without being aggressive.

Photo of JeanDale30
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought it was pretty good not the best I've had but pretty good

Photo of Warcyclone92
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great color. Great smell.ok taste

Photo of Alejandrolikebeers3445
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smoothly beer good taste..you can find out it at any liquor store

Photo of Extol
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Super solid. I like getting this when I don't want to get smashed in the mouth with hops.

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

Good, consistent, and easy to find in large volumes everywhere.

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
2.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not as good as some of there seasonal offerings

Photo of DevAJ
1.75/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Maybe this is rated so high because it's the most well-known "craft" beer, but it's just not my style. There's only been one beer that I've not been able to even finish half of and this isn't it, but I will definitely never drink it again.

Photo of Pseudamon
4.57/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lovely... fruity followed by a mellow malty after taste.... wow...

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer smells very good, but it leaves an odd flavour in the aftertaste, didn´t like that.

Photo of rossracing
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

ok for last resort crft beer

Photo of GMan310
4.87/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer. always start with this one at a bar

Photo of KenFolk1269
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It was a very blan ipa. Not satisfied

Photo of drmeto
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L
-pours clear amber with a quickly dissipating beige head
S:
-mainly caramel with slight grassy and citrus fruit notes
T:
-decent bitter orange and sweet grapefruit note.big caramel sweetness and a slight toasty finish
F:
-medium carbonation,thin mouthfeel
O:
-still,a very good amber lager

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 8,087 ratings.