Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Thiestru:
4.2/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Holy shit, this is such a staple, do I even need to review it?
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into my standard Terrapin pint glass.
Appearance: Clear copper, one-finger white head. Decent retention and lacing.
Smell: Floral hops and caramel malts.
Taste: There is a certain level of sweetness to this beer that is very enjoyable and perfectly offset by mildly bitter hops. Boston Lager is a beer that manages to taste simple and complex at the same time, and is thoroughly delicious. It took me a while to notice the caramelly malts, but once I did, I wondered how I ever missed them.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, and light, but not too light.
Drinkability: Are you kidding me? This is one of the easiest beers in the world to drink, being flavorful and only moderately alcoholic.
If it isn't, Samuel Adams Boston Lager should be considered a classic. One of the very few easy-to-find beers that is absolutely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2010 00:18:57 | More by Thiestru
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2.83/5 rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Riedel Lager Glass. It was consumed with dinner on a hot Kansas evening after a round of golf.
I loved the appearance of this beer. Its deep bronze colour was impressive, it poured with a thin head that lasted for most of the beer and there was cool looking lacing as I drained the beer from the glass.
The first thing I detected was the malt, before I even had a good smell of the beer. I guess this should be no surprise given it is a Vienna Larger.
Although full-bodied, I found the beer to be one-dimensional. There was nothing on the mid or back pallet and I felt the malt overpowered the hops.
As the beer warmed I could start to detect some bitterness on the back pallet, maybe there was a hint of roasted almonds as well?
There was a crisp mouth feel to the beer.
I was told by many people that this is the 'Rolls Royce' of American Largers - maybe the hype was built up too much. I guess it is well put together beer, however, I don't think I will be having it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 00:44:57 | More by Renaissance_Man
4.61/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
my opinion of this brew has gotten better with time. I think the can option actually results in more flavor. Jim K has really sold me on this one - great, rich taste, color, head ... truly drinkable and enjoyable. so much character - and like JK says, today's BL is better than it was originally - super experience !
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 23:52:44 | More by Tom_the_bomb
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,659 ratings.