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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,717 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,717
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 453 | 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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yemenmocha

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4.9/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the most underappreciated beers out there. This bottled version pours an autumn gold color, very deep gold. Impressive white head that retains well.

Aroma is on the floral hoppy side, but it doesn't suggest that the beer is for hopheads, nor does it scare away the hop-newbies. This beer is about balance, and the aroma achieves this admirably. The hoppiness has a pleasant steel-y metallic aroma, along with fresh bread notes in the mix, maybe even biscuits. On a hot day this is one of the most appetizing beers I reach for.

On the palate this beer welcomes you warmly with that vienna style maltiness, light caramel, but wait, the hops assert themselves to compliment the malty character... leaving you to focus on the oily hops, but then there's the malt again... and so on. I detect a citrusy character as well, but more floral and pleasant metallic flavors.

Medium to full bodied Vienna style lager. Good body, but still refreshing and drinkable. The best of both worlds. This is a beer you can savor and contemplate, but also enjoy regularly with good availability. This is probably the best domestic craft beer in the vienna lager category, hands down.

Beer Snobs, please set aside your elitism and look at this beer for what it is, despite its near "macro" status today.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2004 02:52:43 | More by yemenmocha
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,717 ratings.