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

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BA SCORE
84
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8,062 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,062
Reviews: 2,564
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 122
Gots: 1,427 | 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: 8,062 | Reviews: 2,564
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.

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 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 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 kdwruck
2.12/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's a decent beer. Not bad. Something you would show to friends who are looking to get into beers.

Photo of Mrchato
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not such a fan of lagers in general, so I guess it's no surprise that I didn't like this so much, I was kind of hoping a lager from a craft brewery would change that though. It didn't, I guess I just have to give up on this style altogether.

Photo of mageek52
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent lager. Way ahead of the macros. Very good flavor with crisp clean finish.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 8,062 ratings.