Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3/5 rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Ahh. Memories of my old buddy Sam. We go way back. This will be the first time that I review the old stand-by, and the first time I've had it in probably six months.
Pours caramel orange with a two finger white orange head that is the color of the inside white surface of an orange peel. The head drops, but stays around 1/4 finger for the duration.
Smells very unique, like dirty sand from the bank of a river, chlorine, a little hoppy lime zest, and fresh crusty bread.
Tastes bready with some caramel and lime citrus notes. Light and playfull on the palate, but also pretty deep in character. It's pretty hoppy for a lager....almost like a pale ale in it's hop profile. Lot's of lime and lemon rind come out more strongly as it warms, and leave a tangy bitter aftertaste that's very enjoyable.
This one pairs excellently with food due to it's palate-cleansing zest and sweet bready character. Good thing you can get it in just about every restaurant (at this rate, I think it'll be available at McDonald's soon...I'm lovin' it).
Sam Adam's lager is ubiquitous, and because you can find any where you go I've had it about a ga-zillion times and I'm a little tired of it. A good fall back beer when you're out at a restaurant with friends, in a less beer-friendly bar, or shopping for milk and eggs at WalMart and "accidentaly" stray to the beer aisle. Sammy is a popular fella.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2006 15:00:47 | More by pmcadamis
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3.35/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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.
Hops are dominant. Some malt sweetness in the background.
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.
Medium bodied. Good mouthfeel, but that weird lingering harshness detracts from the experience.
This is a pretty good beer that for some reason just doesn't sit right with my palate.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 05:13:17 | More by FrozenJoe
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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