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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,193 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,193
Reviews: 2,431
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 69
Gots: 682 | 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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Ratings: 7,193 | Reviews: 2,431 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the beer that started it all for sam adams. this beer started a beer revolution. this is a dark beer in every respect, this is a true beer drinkers beer. sam adams boston lager is a good beer, but once you have tryed it you have to try the other variaties to truely enjoy all sam adams has to offer.

twi1609372, Nov 14, 2002
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

HerbMeowing, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

jferrara35, Jan 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

LucienDeRubempre, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Dirk, Jan 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

zzombie, Dec 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

alien319, Feb 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

JayTime, May 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

chrisp1090, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

ewright, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

tramler28, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Stonehill64, May 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm always partial to Sam Adams Boston Lager...it was the beer that moved me away from watered down mass domestic and into the Better Beer spectrum. The body is always a beautiful clear amber. The awesome boutique of Bavarian Hops greets your sense of smell. Then the best part is the balance between the hops and malt - one does not overpower the other. I love how the taste dances on your tongue once you've swallowed. Still the best Lager available on the market today.

beersalesman, Jan 20, 2007
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

pgofman, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

mchunt25, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

CosmicCathedral, May 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

allenc666, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

MikeW51, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: cherry wood, off white heads that hung around awhile, pretty
Aroma: bread, I frickin love it, like having a beer in a frickin bakery
Flavor: balance with a frickin capital "B", big malt up front with a hoppy little bite in the ass as you leave.
Mouthfeel: substantial, meaty but not overbearing.
Overall: it's no mystery why this beer is so frickin' popular, they hit on all bases. big enough taste for "serious" beer drinkers but won't scare away macro drinkers.

Addendum 3/19/04:
It's nice to retry a beer months after first reviewing it to see if your opinion has changed...it hasn't.
This beer is magnificent, the full flavors that don't overpower, the incredible balance. Highly underrated, probably due to it's availability and therefore loss of "hipness". This is one of the best beers in the world

surfmeister, Nov 19, 2003
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Gobias316, Apr 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

JDWEX1117, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't believe anyone could give this beer a low mark. It seems almost perfect to me. Rich complexity, great taste, good aroma..there is a lot happening in a Sam Adams BL- you taste pine, maybe a very slight citrus, wonderfully hoppy and a nice strong beer taste, and with all that, it still is simply beer as beer was meant to be.

lanechaffin, Apr 16, 2009
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Imsothirsty, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

athouve1, Nov 19, 2011
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,193 ratings.