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Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,689 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,689
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 440 | 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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Zraly

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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This lager has a wonderful smell, a nice floral bouquet with a hint of citrus. It almost smells what essential oil buffs would call "floriental". Now that I've really paid attention to that...I don't think I'll ever look at a Sam Adams the same.

This is truly a sophisticated American lager. It's extra-poofy, frothy head adds a contrasting beauty to the copper color of the brew itself.

I really appreciate the balanced nature of the malt, grain, and bitter components. Neither realm dominates the overall structure of the beer, but they each harmonize into a tight finish. And there is definately a fruity dimension lingering around there somewhere, almost a key lime-orangey subtlety...a really nice touch to an already tasty and drinkable beer.

I really think that Sam Adams Boston Lager is a classic. Even when I had *wine snob* tendencies, I would enjoy this on the occassions that I drank beer.

Great smell, great appearance, great taste...always a great choice.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 20:55:27 | More by Zraly
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,689 ratings.