Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Thiestru:
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
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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3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pretty clear with a nice lacing and decent sized head--somewhat light amber/light brown colored
Smell: Sweet and hoppy
Taste: Caramel-buttery, sweet malty flavor
Mouthfeel: Not quite heavily carbonated but somewhat heavy feeling in the mouth
Overall: Delicious, refreshing, not too light--but decent and somewhat heavy, overall flavor is smooth and has hints of sweet malty flavor
Serving type: on-tap
04-19-2014 15:05:28 | More by sonnens4
3.35/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Large fluffy head with good lacing. The head sticks around for a long time. Beautiful light copper colored beer. Very clear. Moderate carbonation with large bubbles.
Hops are dominant. Some malt sweetness in the background.
Tastes like it smells, but with a slightly harsh bitterness to the finish. There is just something about the flavor profile that I don't like. It is too harsh for the style. It tastes like the ingredients are good quality. It just comes across as unpleasantly harsh on the finish.
Medium bodied. Good mouthfeel, but that weird lingering harshness detracts from the experience.
This is a pretty good beer that for some reason just doesn't sit right with my palate.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 05:13:17 | More by FrozenJoe
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,058 ratings.