Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz single from my Holiday Sampler. Pours out with a body a perfect shade of amber similar to the Sam Light I had a few moments ago. The head is white, voluminous and robust. Im actually getting sheets of lace down the side of the glass and the head retention is pretty great as well. The nose is sweet toffee and biscuity malts with a faint sprinkling of earthy bitterness about the edges. As I swallow the first thing I notice is this is quiet a bit sweeter than I remember it being. Nice round toffee flavors up front accompanied by a mild fruitiness, the middle is grainy (in a good way) and is eventually accompanied by a well-balanced earthen bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light, but has quiet a bit more body than your typical Pale Lager. A great, well rounded beer, flavorful and with nice session appeal. I think I will find myself going to this one more often.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2004 00:24:38 | More by FormatKid
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3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pretty clear with a nice lacing and decent sized head--somewhat light amber/light brown colored
Smell: Sweet and hoppy
Taste: Caramel-buttery, sweet malty flavor
Mouthfeel: Not quite heavily carbonated but somewhat heavy feeling in the mouth
Overall: Delicious, refreshing, not too light--but decent and somewhat heavy, overall flavor is smooth and has hints of sweet malty flavor
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2014 15:05:28 | More by sonnens4
3.35/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Large fluffy head with good lacing. The head sticks around for a long time. Beautiful light copper colored beer. Very clear. Moderate carbonation with large bubbles.
Hops are dominant. Some malt sweetness in the background.
Tastes like it smells, but with a slightly harsh bitterness to the finish. There is just something about the flavor profile that I don't like. It is too harsh for the style. It tastes like the ingredients are good quality. It just comes across as unpleasantly harsh on the finish.
Medium bodied. Good mouthfeel, but that weird lingering harshness detracts from the experience.
This is a pretty good beer that for some reason just doesn't sit right with my palate.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 05:13:17 | More by FrozenJoe
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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