Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Ratings: 5,907 | Reviews: 2,375 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.4/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
#3 in the "sure, why not?" file, and #3 in the Sam Adams winter pack. Poured into a Kostritzer pilsener glass. (Seriously, why haven't I reviewed this yet?!)
A: Pours a dark amber/copper color with a one-finger soapy off-white head that doesn't have great retention. But it leaves quite a bit of soapy lacing on the edges of the glass. Carbonation bubbles are present if you look hard enough.
S: Main aroma is those earthy, dank Hallertau hops. I can also smell some of the amber malts if I really concentrate. Nothing earth-shattering.
T: Opens up with a toasty malt flavor, and ends with some grassy hops. Not the most complex or bold beer on the market by any stretch, but super easy to drink, and sufficiently satisfying on the palate.
M: Like you'd expect from a good lager; smooth, medium-light body, incredibly easy going down, and prickly carbonation that isn't overdone. The bubbles can catch up to you if you're not careful.
O: One of the best go to beers around. Sure, I'd pick a lot of other beers before this one, but consider this...I can walk a couple hundred feet to the local dive bar and pick up one of these for about a buck fifty. I can find it just about any place that serves liquor, and many times, this is the only other option apart from BMC, Corona, and *MAYBE* Heineken. While it's just 'good' overall, its versatile nature and superb sessionability make it ideal for luring BMC drinkers into the world of craft.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 02:09:25 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle. Stange glass @ L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Amber color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, thin but lively crown. Crystal malt, lager yeast, floral aromas & resinous hues. Toasted flavor & arising bitterness at first sip. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Clean bitterness & dried mouthfeel rounded by spicy touch. Subtle honey & lemon-tea hints linger into a long bitter finish. Mild toasted notes on the aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable !!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 17:42:19 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 5,907 ratings.