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

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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,714 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,714
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 452 | 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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CRichardsMN

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Pours out a crystal clear light amber with tons of carbonation percolating through the body forming a perfect 1/8 inch head that last the whole way down the glass with great lacing. (Laser etched bottom is a really cool feature on the Boston Lager glass).

Smell:
Sweet, caramel malts and a good deal of crisp citrusy hops.

Taste:
Lots of flavor in this beer. Much like the smell, the sweet malts are bold up front which are balanced nicely with a decent amount of spicy, citrusy hops. The finish is mildly bitter and ever so slightly dry making you come back for more.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with crisp carbonation, smooth roll around the tongue and a very clean finish.

Drinkability:
As long as I'm drinking from one of the custom glasses, keep them coming. It really does make that big of a difference. Opens up the nose, lightens up the body, makes an above average beer out of this one.

Comment:
Poured out a fresh bottle into one of the new-fangled Boston Lager glass. Actually a very cool glass that makes an intentionally bad pour come out perfectly. As nearly always, Sam Adams does a great job.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 06:43:01 | More by CRichardsMN
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,714 ratings.