Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.68/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. Light amber with golden straw hues and a soapy, 1.5-finger ivory head that remained in the form of a thin head on the surface even after it settled. Some lacing remained behind as well. Lots of bubbles throughout.
Smelled of sweet malt but was slightly grainy as well. Moderate hint of hops, but barely -- malt predominates the nose.
Taste was mild all around -- sweet caramel malts up front and a drier hop bitterness finishes it off, balancing it nicely.
As for mouthfeel, I thought it was slightly over-carbonated, with a light-to-medium body and found it somewhat creamy.
Good drinkability as a fairly light lager; you can definitely have more than a few of these. . . .
Note: this was the beer that started it all for me -- moving me away from BMC into the whole craft beer scene back in the early 90s. I rarely purchase it any more (this bottle was left over from a friend's 40th birthday party), having found plenty of beers that I like better. But as a colorful lager with more taste, body and character than those fizzy yellow beers most people start out with, it's a nice transition beer into a broader world.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2006 15:25:21 | More by Kendo
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