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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,723 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,723
Reviews: 2,412
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 458 | 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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usualpulp

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the more well known "micro brews" Sam adams has gained alot of popularity. It isnt one of the best beers around, but it is still quite good. One of my favorite fallback beers, mainly because its available almost anywhere I go. The beer itself is very good, pours a nice copper color, with good carbonation and a thin white head, with a nice hop and spice smell. Hops and carmelized malts seem to be the most present flavors, with a hint of spicyness, and a very very small hint of fruit. The brew finishes very dry, and leaves you wanting more. Overall, for being so widely available, this beer is an excellent choice when the alternative is bud or coors. It is a mass produced beer that actually has flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2003 11:28:38 | More by usualpulp
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This is a very good beer. Not the best, but it is a good start. Sure you can hit and miss with the craft beer offerings out there, but Sam Adams is a known quality. Nice color. Smooth, hoppy taste and a good finish. Oh, and the alcohol content is significant.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,723 ratings.