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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,553 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,553
Reviews: 2,405
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 53
Gots: 382 | 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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TheSarge

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4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah, one of the beers that helped father the American craft brew revolution.

Sam Adams Boston Lager pours superbly from its 12 oz bottle. Boston Lager is a somewhat crisp and clear beer, with a golden amber color. The head retains for a little bit; a bit longer that other lagers normally do. After taking several sips, a nice lace is left behind

This smells sweet and sour at the same time. The hops blended with the darkly toasted malt, is an uncommon blend for an American mainstream lager.

Boston Lager tastes very clean, and crisp. The hops are visibly noticed here. This is a very quenching beer.

This is richly carbonated, as are most beers within this family of yeast. There's no bitter aftertaste, just a hint of the esters is all that's left behind.

I could easily consume this, and go for another. It's nice to take a break from my favorite heavily hopped IPA and pale ales.

Cheers to the great Jim Koch on helping to encourage America's return to our beer roots.

TheSarge

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 22:25:14 | More by TheSarge
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,553 ratings.