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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

6,714 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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pmcadamis

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%
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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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,714 ratings.