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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,715 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,715
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 452 | 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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TempeBeerMan

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How can one call oneself a beer reviewer without reviewing the father of American microbrews, Sam Adams? Without further ado:

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - A clear golden-amber color with a small perfectly white head, that retained at least a thin layer for a very long time. Epic lacing. Yes...epic.

S - Spicy, earthy, herbal hops. Not much else, but a nice aroma. A tiny bit of malt aroma comes out as it warms.

T - Nicely balanced, with spicy hops dominating the flavor profile. Slightly fruity and floral at the same time, but not so much that you could really identify a specific fruit flavor. At no time could you describe it as "malty", but you'd notice if it wasn't there.

M - Tingly carbonation and a medium body. Finishes crisp and clean.

O - It's become cool to bash Sam Adams. Beer snobs call SA Boston Lager "The Budwiser of microbrews". It's not. It's a solid B level craft beer that's available at nearly any bar or corner convienience store. I love this beer, and I'm not afraid to admit it. I cant count the number of times I have been at a restaurant and been saved from drinking AB adjunct products by this beer. If I'm in a hurry to get to a party or function where need to bring beer, and only have time for a quick stop at the corner store, this is still my 6 pack of choice. All hail Sam Adams!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 05:38:07 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,715 ratings.