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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

6,703 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,703
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 444 | 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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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I work in Korea and I found a few slightly out of date bottles at my local Home Plus'uh'. I gather it's a mass produced lager from America because it's widely available here in Korea.

A: Light amber. Superb head retention.

T: Lovely hoppy bitterness. Floral and very spicey with lots of boiled honey and citrus, bit of malt. Eerily reminiscent of Oakham Ale's J.H.B., my favourite beer, but lacking dimension, more like a pale immitation. It's still complex, but I'm finding myself willing it to go further. Sweet but not sticky, robust enough to be complemented by a conical pint glass. Really hard to believe it's a lager. Good sustained aftertaste.

O: I was expecting it to taste like Bud or Millers so I was quite taken aback by its hoppiness, exactly the sort of profile I like in a cask ale. Not quite a world class beer, but as far as mass produced lagers go it's the dogs bollocks, very flavoursome. As a default beer this would definitely appeal to British ale drinkers. Would easily rival Guinness. I'll definitely drink more but on the whole, the flavour, although delicious, just doesn't go far enough for me though.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 09:57:27 | More by Hoppsbabo
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,703 ratings.