Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Ratings: 6,059 | Reviews: 2,387 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by HerrDave:
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance - A nice amber color with a head that lasts quite a while. Some lacing is also on the glass.
Smell - The malts are the main smell, with a sweet scent. There is a bit of a metallic smell.
Taste - Once again the malts stand out providing a nice toasted taste. The hops bitterness can also be tasted but it faded quickly. A very simple taste that stays the same when drinking the beer.
Mouthfeel - Quite carbonated, but not overpowering and just right for the beer. A nice medium body that works with the lager.
Overall - I've enjoyed Sam Adams Boston Lager for several years. Actually sitting down and analyzing it I come to the same conclusion as I also have had. This is a good beer, but it will not blow you away with a groundbreaking, complex taste. And I feel that is how this beer should be.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2012 22:49:45 | More by HerrDave
More User Reviews:
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)
85 out of 100 based on 6,059 ratings.