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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

6,046 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6046
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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dogfooddog

Panama

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served around 45f. This beer is greatly responsible for me becoming interested in non-macro beer, though this was in 1991/2. There may be some residual bias. Happily this is available in panama at a couple of locations.

pours with small 1/2" head into a pint glass. active carbonation in the beer.

mildly malty nose dominated by citrus or floral hops with some in particular which remind me of dreadnaught. lupulophiles would know which perhaps. In any event, somewhat harsh but inviting.

taste remains malty, even more than nose. hops are blended in here, not standing out but the overall taste is moderately bitter as a result. this is a very decent combination.

I probably have not had more than one or two other vienna lager's knowingly to compare this to in my life, but it is a very pleasant taste, with enough bitterness to keep the palate interested rather than shutting it down. Worth trying, and an excellent staple for when more varied beers are not available.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2006 05:39:06 | More by dogfooddog
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Appearance
Large fluffy head with good lacing. The head sticks around for a long time. Beautiful light copper colored beer. Very clear. Moderate carbonation with large bubbles.

Smell
Hops are dominant. Some malt sweetness in the background.

Taste
Tastes like it smells, but with a slightly harsh bitterness to the finish. There is just something about the flavor profile that I don't like. It is too harsh for the style. It tastes like the ingredients are good quality. It just comes across as unpleasantly harsh on the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied. Good mouthfeel, but that weird lingering harshness detracts from the experience.

Overall
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A - Copper gold with a nice medium white head.

S - Very malty, can't get any hops or anything other than barley malt, really.

T - Buttery breadiness to the malt.Very slight hops and then citrus at the end. My palate is too accustomed to bitter hops to agree with other reviewers about the bitterness of this one.

M - Smooth with favorable carbonation.

O - Overall I'm meh on this one. Expecting a bit more but I can't really be wowed by lagers anymore it seems. Take that as you will beer-anti-hipster-hipsters.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,046 ratings.