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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

6,702 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,702
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 444 | 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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PirateUlf73

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I'm just now taking time to seriously review this beer, in the sense of typing out my thoughts on it. Poured from the standard 12 oz bottle into my favorite British pint glass.

A: Pours a fantastic light amber with a persistent white head. Seemingly good carbonation. Looks like a beer should.

S: Floral and pine-like hop notes to start, with a lingering malty smell in the background. Despite the order, neither seems more dominant, but in a harmonious fashion. Crisp and down-to-business.

T: Oh yah, there it is. Very well-balanced between hoppy assertiveness and malty sweetness. The aforementioned hop characteristics dance above a great grain bill of structure and flavor. The two parties work very well together.

M: Medium-bodied in every sense of the word. Not too light and not too heavy. Very smooth on the palate and the throat.

D: The combination of smoothness and balance makes this a prime example of a solid session beer. Very drinkable.

I may look back on this review later in life and accuse it of being colored by nostalgia, as this beer was one of my two "pillar beers" that forever addicted me to good craft beer (the other being Dark Horse's Crooked Tree IPA). From my current, most objective point of view however, this is a very good, very easy-to-find beer. Almost every bar worth visiting will have this on tap, so I'll always have something to drink when I go out with friends. There is a reason this beer is popular. It's a very balanced beer full of flavor and character, and one that I never hesitate to recommend. Samuel Adams may have other beers that I would select before their Boston Lager, but it will always be welcome in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 03:38:05 | More by PirateUlf73
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,702 ratings.