Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Ratings: 6,661 | Reviews: 2,411 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by basica:
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I was curious about this beer and in fact a few other Sam Adams for quite a while and was
regretting not having even tried it when I was in USA. By sheer luck, I spotted it in the
beer menu of "The Pump Room" (bar and bistro at Clarke Quay) and I bought it to go so as
to savour it at my own time and pleasure. The Boston lager has a light smell of hops that
is fairly aromatic and pours out a nice amber color with minimal head. This beer tastes
somewhat like a mix of a lager and an ale (reminds me of Brewerkz's steam beer) with a nice
taste from the hops and most importantly a strong and pleasant malty taste. The after taste
is also hugely malty and lingering. This beer is also very smooth and drinkable. On the
whole, nice hop character, great malt character and definitely a good beer that I would
constantly keep on my order list. Hoping to try the other Sam Adams though.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2007 17:02:56 | More by basica
More User Reviews:
2.83/5 rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Riedel Lager Glass. It was consumed with dinner on a hot Kansas evening after a round of golf.
I loved the appearance of this beer. Its deep bronze colour was impressive, it poured with a thin head that lasted for most of the beer and there was cool looking lacing as I drained the beer from the glass.
The first thing I detected was the malt, before I even had a good smell of the beer. I guess this should be no surprise given it is a Vienna Larger.
Although full-bodied, I found the beer to be one-dimensional. There was nothing on the mid or back pallet and I felt the malt overpowered the hops.
As the beer warmed I could start to detect some bitterness on the back pallet, maybe there was a hint of roasted almonds as well?
There was a crisp mouth feel to the beer.
I was told by many people that this is the 'Rolls Royce' of American Largers - maybe the hype was built up too much. I guess it is well put together beer, however, I don't think I will be having it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 00:44:57 | More by Renaissance_Man
4.61/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
my opinion of this brew has gotten better with time. I think the can option actually results in more flavor. Jim K has really sold me on this one - great, rich taste, color, head ... truly drinkable and enjoyable. so much character - and like JK says, today's BL is better than it was originally - super experience !
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 23:52:44 | More by Tom_the_bomb
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,661 ratings.