Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by niangelo:
4.28/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bought a sixer of this because I had heard some recomendations, because I felt bad for never trying it, and because my swill-drinking friends told me they hated it. Good enough for me.
Poured a nice deep orange-gold with a 1.5 inch cream head smells of malt, hop bite, some fruity aroma, maybe figs.
Mouthfeel is jumpy and spicy, plenty of carbonation which tempered a bit as the glass warmed. Taste is extremely well-rounded. Initial malt smack brings out breadiness, mild fruit, caramel and rolls right into an excellent hop finish, with a bit of alchohol.
Extremely enjoyable. I will buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2005 13:55:55 | More by niangelo
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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
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,667 ratings.