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

Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,059 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6059
Reviews: 2387
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2001)
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-22-2013 20:00:27 | More by NJBeer265
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Connecticut

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Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-19-2014 16:34:01 | More by DannyBaldoni
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sonnens4

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
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
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-19-2014 13:40:30 | More by njbusa
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-18-2014 04:20:45 | More by Banana420Kush
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huddyball

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-18-2014 00:26:02 | More by huddyball
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rphbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-17-2014 23:38:54 | More by rphbrew
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-17-2014 19:35:11 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-17-2014 17:21:35 | More by baincd
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AMCimpi

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-17-2014 17:09:09 | More by AMCimpi
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jgould

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-17-2014 16:05:07 | More by jgould
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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

04-17-2014 15:28:26 | More by hmmmbeer10
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-17-2014 00:58:48 | More by meehandennis
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joshrosborne

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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FrozenJoe

Arizona

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance
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.

Smell
Hops are dominant. Some malt sweetness in the background.

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied. Good mouthfeel, but that weird lingering harshness detracts from the experience.

Overall
This is a pretty good beer that for some reason just doesn't sit right with my palate.

Serving type: can

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Virginia

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Tennessee

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04-13-2014 22:16:03 | More by memphischas
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,059 ratings.