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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,532 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,532
Reviews: 2,405
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 53
Gots: 371 | 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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BeerPhan86

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is probably my favorite offering from Sam Adams aside from their White Ale and it is really a great, simple, tasty beer. Poured into my Sam Adams Boston Lager glass that I use for pretty much all of my reviews.

A - Clear orangeish amber with a one finger fluffy light tan head. Good retention and that sticky lacing that you find only in the finest microbrews.

S - Very mellow and subdued, mainly malt and slight spiciness. Hints of bread and citrus.

T - Bitter hoppiness up front followed by some spice and citrus notes. Very nice breadiness to it that sort of evens out the spicy and hoppy flavors. Very very well balanced. More hops here than I find in most lagers. Some sips I taste the hops and spice, other sips I taste the biscuit and malt more.

M - Very smooth and light-medium bodied. The spicy flavor and level of carbonation give it a great bite at the back of your throat. Crisp.

D - Light alcohol content, tasty, and smooth. Not overpowering. This is the perfect session beer.

Overall, this would be a great beer to introduce someone into craft beers. Simple and flavorful yet not overpowering, and very well balanced. One of the best beers to have with a good hearty meal that I can think of.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 01:49:37 | More by BeerPhan86
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,532 ratings.