Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12-ounce bottle into Saranac pint glass.
A: Poured a light, reddish copper color with a rocky two-finger head of off-white foam. Carbonation seems sparse; very clean looking.
S: Smells like sweet toast; grainy scent and sweet malts. There's a dash of noticeable hops also.
T: Rich caramel malt flavor with a well-balanced bitterness that makes this one of the more even lagers I've had. A pleasant amount of pine oil hops stays in the back of my palate.
M: Very clean and crisp. Cleansing, refreshing and enjoyable.
D: One could drink this standby til the cows came home, if they so chose to. Modest ABV, great balance, and good flavor makes for great drinkability.
I'm not a huge fan of regular 'ol Sam Adams when anything else is really available, but it's a great session beer choice for non-BMC, non-adventurous beer drinkers. I'd have again if it were the best available.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2007 00:06:06 | More by Gambrinus1184
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2.83/5 rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Riedel Lager Glass. It was consumed with dinner on a hot Kansas evening after a round of golf.
I loved the appearance of this beer. Its deep bronze colour was impressive, it poured with a thin head that lasted for most of the beer and there was cool looking lacing as I drained the beer from the glass.
The first thing I detected was the malt, before I even had a good smell of the beer. I guess this should be no surprise given it is a Vienna Larger.
Although full-bodied, I found the beer to be one-dimensional. There was nothing on the mid or back pallet and I felt the malt overpowered the hops.
As the beer warmed I could start to detect some bitterness on the back pallet, maybe there was a hint of roasted almonds as well?
There was a crisp mouth feel to the beer.
I was told by many people that this is the 'Rolls Royce' of American Largers - maybe the hype was built up too much. I guess it is well put together beer, however, I don't think I will be having it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 00:44:57 | More by Renaissance_Man
4.61/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
my opinion of this brew has gotten better with time. I think the can option actually results in more flavor. Jim K has really sold me on this one - great, rich taste, color, head ... truly drinkable and enjoyable. so much character - and like JK says, today's BL is better than it was originally - super experience !
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 23:52:44 | More by Tom_the_bomb
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,658 ratings.