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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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Thiestru

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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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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,553 ratings.