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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,660 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,660
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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Reviews by trevorwideman:
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. Thank you Amtrak.

Caramel coloured brew, 1/4 inch of head leaving a little lace. Carbonation is mild from what I can see through my plastic cup. Floral/caramel sweetness mixed with a grassy and floral noble hop aroma. A bit of biscuity Vienna malt to back it up as well. Nice and clean.

Taste is of light caramel with a bit of green apple crisp tartness. Grass and hay and earth from the nobles round things off nicely. Again, very clean and enjoyable. Mouth is lightly dry and carbonation is medium. Medium light body, fairly soft.Very drinkable, uncomplex, and clean, just what the style dictates. Enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 02:47:36 | More by trevorwideman
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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

07-24-2014 23:04:26 | More by ReadingRambler
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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Germany

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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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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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%

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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 !

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Minnesota

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Illinois

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California

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,660 ratings.