Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
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