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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,696 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,696
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 442 | 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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aristeros

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not the first one of these I've had. Poured into my Sam Smith pint glass. Pours a copper-tinged amber with one and a half fingers of off white head. Little retention, some lacing. Moderately active carbonation visible. Good clarity. Nose has light citrus and hop resins primarily, but some malts--biscuit and toffee, mainly--are there in the background. Decent, but not as well balanced as I'd like.

The flavor of the beer is an improvement over the nose. Toast and biscuit malt up front, with a light hop presence following. Slightly dry finish, bitter when compared to macro adjunct lagers, but the hops are just what the beer needs for balance; it's be too sweet without them.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, with a somewhat dry finish. Sessionable, and I've always thought that a blind taste test would be a good way to convert a BMC drinker, but aside from its role as a 'gateway,' it's a decent beer even for non-lager drinkers and I've had to fall back on it on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 00:24:13 | More by aristeros
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,696 ratings.