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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,674 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,674
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 431 | 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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alysmith4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got around to trying this beer last night at a local pub in Georgetown. (As an aside, Georgetown seems to be Sam Adam's country - I noticed at least three bars that had it as it's "featured" beer.)

Loved this brew! What a nice surprise. Maybe it's my native Bostonian bias, but I think the is an excellent beer. Smell was warm and inviting. Taste was sweet and smooth. Detected a slight caramel flavor, and lots of fresh hops coming through. Nice clean taste with full carbonation throughout. Great color too.. reddish brown, with a perfect cream head.

I'm not sure why I waited so long to try this beer. I guess since it's usually featured with traditional BCM, I figured it tasted similar. It's like a cross between a great marco (if there is such a thing) and an organic Pale Ale. Now I feel as though I have a tasty, solid option when I can't enjoy find any micro's available on a night out with friends. Definitely lives up to it's reputation as an "American world class beer." And certainly one that I would keep on hand on a regular basis.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2006 19:39:55 | More by alysmith4
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,674 ratings.