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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,714 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,714
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 452 | 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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neonbrown82

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4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

After being surprised to find two of the new Sam Adams pint glasses at my doorstep, I figured I owed it to Jim Koch to pick up some of his beer. After not being impressed by any other Sam Adams brews, I was quite surprised to find how much I really enjoy this one. The free glassware surely doesn't hurt my impression either, however.

The beer pours into my Sam Adams pint to a clear golden amber color with a nice active carbonation spitting forth from the laser etched bottom. Great looking head with a decent retention. Very nice lacing.

The smell is good. Has a clean lager aroma with a good dose of hallertauer hops. Nice soft malt profile.

The taste is very good as well, and on par with the nose. Clean pilsener malt taste with hints of other light biscuity German malts. Very crisp and clean. Plenty of hops flavor in the finish with a light refreshing bitterness.

The body is fairly thin and dry. Crisply carbonated. Very easy drinking. I'll be picking this up much more often when I am looking for a session beer. I can't quite comment on how much this glass really improves the beer since this is my first time trying it, but I still love the glass, whether or not it truly does what it is intended to do. Thanks again, Mr. Koch.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2007 04:51:01 | More by neonbrown82
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,714 ratings.