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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

6,690 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,690
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 441 | 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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JohnL9013

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Where to begin? Probably not appropriate for me to rate this beer given the vast array of quality, non-mass-produced beers I've had in the past, but I am anyway because the fact that this beer is rated so highly on this site offends me. I realize BA tends to rate things higher on average than other sites but I would hope people would recognize a medicore beer when they see it. Whatever this beer used to taste like, whatever it used to be, it is now a mass-produced, overhyped product.

A: A deceptively nice appearance. Dark amber with a half inch head I had to try for. Looks decent enough.

S: It smells like...beer, I suppose. It doesn't smell bad, but there's not too much of an aroma to it at all, certainly nothing that will fill up the room.

T: I'm sorry, but in my opinion, Samuel Adams Boston Lager is water. There, I said it. I purposely saved myself and went straight for this stuff so my palate would not be contaminated with any IPA's, or, frankly, good beer, and this stuff still tasted like water. It's not even that there's a subtle, complex flavor, flat-out, there's barely any hops in this beer, and the hops that are in it went towards making it overly bitter with no other flavors to support the bitterness. The result is an imbalanced, bitter beer that tastes like nothing.

M: What am I supposed to feel? There's nothing there.

D: Very drinkable. After all, there's almost nothing there.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 04:33:03 | More by JohnL9013
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,690 ratings.