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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,661 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,661
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 425 | 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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swfeidt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-10-2013 21:14:23 | More by swfeidt
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audioserf

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +33.3%

07-25-2014 15:22:02 | More by audioserf
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

07-25-2014 15:10:34 | More by Jimbo321
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Links41

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-25-2014 13:22:08 | More by Links41
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kyle86

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-25-2014 07:44:27 | More by kyle86
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Spectre1966

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-25-2014 03:05:50 | More by Spectre1966
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ReadingRambler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

07-24-2014 23:04:26 | More by ReadingRambler
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FrankieChestnuts

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-24-2014 22:28:40 | More by FrankieChestnuts
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Uncledoobz

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

07-24-2014 21:47:15 | More by Uncledoobz
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Ebichuuu

Germany

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-24-2014 20:26:44 | More by Ebichuuu
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thetomb

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-24-2014 17:57:36 | More by thetomb
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Keepnitrl

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-24-2014 16:45:10 | More by Keepnitrl
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-24-2014 13:45:09 | More by bhudish
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Ryan82

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-24-2014 06:19:51 | More by Ryan82
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-24-2014 05:12:43 | More by BigRedDog
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JoshuaHesseltine

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-24-2014 04:19:21 | More by JoshuaHesseltine
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Drew_Fischer

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-24-2014 02:58:45 | More by Drew_Fischer
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SteveB24

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-24-2014 02:25:50 | More by SteveB24
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Renaissance_Man

Kansas

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
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Tom_the_bomb

California

4.61/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my opinion of this brew has gotten better with time. I think the can option actually results in more flavor. Jim K has really sold me on this one - great, rich taste, color, head ... truly drinkable and enjoyable. so much character - and like JK says, today's BL is better than it was originally - super experience !

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 23:52:44 | More by Tom_the_bomb
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jjunit

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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ZepHead80

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2014 22:14:12 | More by ZepHead80
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NorCalAussie

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2014 19:01:46 | More by NorCalAussie
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Viking714

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-23-2014 17:58:22 | More by Viking714
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,661 ratings.