Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
More User Reviews:
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
3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A - Copper gold with a nice medium white head.
S - Very malty, can't get any hops or anything other than barley malt, really.
T - Buttery breadiness to the malt.Very slight hops and then citrus at the end. My palate is too accustomed to bitter hops to agree with other reviewers about the bitterness of this one.
M - Smooth with favorable carbonation.
O - Overall I'm meh on this one. Expecting a bit more but I can't really be wowed by lagers anymore it seems. Take that as you will beer-anti-hipster-hipsters.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 05:12:32 | More by samtrillo
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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