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

Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,054 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6054
Reviews: 2386
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2001)
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color. The beer has a finger tall creamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with some light amounts of sweetness and floral hops.

T: The beer has flavors of both caramel malts (contributing some sweetness) and biscuit malts. There is a light presence of floral hops that contribute some light bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and definitely quite sessionable. To me this was a gateway beer to the craft beer scene, way back in the early 1990s when I first started to drink it. The beer has a nice flavor but it is not one of my overall favorites.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 22:58:54 | More by dbrauneis
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Smell
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Taste
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,054 ratings.