Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by JamesMN:
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Translucent golden/straw color. Practically glows in the glass. Big sturdy looking off-white head that's sticking around(and left some decent lacing). Looks appetizing.
Aroma: Sweet bread and sourdough. Some hop aroma in the nose similar to a pale ale. But mostly dominated by the malt and bready notes.
Taste: The palate is dominated by the malt but still retains a good amount of bitterness from hops that seem to contribute more IBUs than flavor. Although, the more you drink the more the hop spice comes out and balances with the malt. The taste fits with the style but I'm not wowed by the flavor.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation is right on target and it is medium bodied. However, the malts become a little cloying and I would not call this beer refreshing. Average drinkability.
Final Thoughts: While Boston Lager probably the only Samuel Adams beer that I would buy a six pack of, I don't feel any urgency to go and do so. However, where "craft beer for the masses" is concerned, it does the job nicely.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2012 04:05:14 | More by JamesMN
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -4%
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 -10.7%
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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