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

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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,724 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,724
Reviews: 2,412
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 458 | 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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gbarron

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz. bottle. I've had this beer hundreds of times, but never reviewed. One of the few ubiquitous micros you can find in most any good bar nationwide. Thank you, Jim Koch.

A - light golden copper, perfectly clear. Head is bright white and very bubbly and tight. Very light lacing.

S - firm aroma of slightly peppery, metallic hops, balanced out with light caramel, toasted bread aromas from the malt. Nice, unique nose.

T - hoppy lager. Somewhat sweet, tangy, almost slightly sour and grainy malt flavors. In stark balance with an assertive hop flavor of flowery sweet, somewhat peppery and metallic noble hops. Nice bready taste and unique hop flavor in this beer.

M - medium thin bodied, slightly dry grainy finish. Carbonation average to slightly above average.

D - tasty beer, and the drinkability gets a small boost because it's always a safe standby. Don't recognize any of the other taps? SA Boston Lager is always a safe choice for a flavorful, well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 14:53:54 | More by gbarron
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This is a very good beer. Not the best, but it is a good start. Sure you can hit and miss with the craft beer offerings out there, but Sam Adams is a known quality. Nice color. Smooth, hoppy taste and a good finish. Oh, and the alcohol content is significant.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,724 ratings.