Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.3/5 rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I really feel for this once trail blazing old stalwart. For quite some time I was willing to ignore how hopelessly out of style it is (it is virtually devoid of maltiness so how it can be considered a Vienna lager is beyond me) but now that this whole 'craft thing' has grown an extra head, various appendages and a couple of spleens it just comes across as rather tired. Sort of like Brooklyn Lager. Yes, it smells fairly pleasant and flowery, looks pretty nice, gives some pretty good head and lacing but there's not enough on the palate to really add to that backbone and lubricate your loins.
Went reasonably well with Mongolian beef from the local Chinese though and felt absolutely no guilt whatsoever for sacrificing its edge to a sustained chilli attack.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2011 18:52:35 | More by Zimbo
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