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

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7,370 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,370
Reviews: 2,442
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 73
Gots: 778 | 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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4/5  rDev +7%

Its easy to knock, because you can find it everywhere, but its still pretty good.

twb0392, Yesterday at 05:15 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

One of the best flagship beers ever and it is a staple of the "craft beer" world. Even-though many consider it to be too commercial to be a true "craft beer" it has all of the flavor and impact that any great beer should have.

A - Perfect light brown color basically a caramel that is crystal clear. Fluffy white head that sits nice and high. Great lacing.

S - Rich malty aroma with caramel and lager notes. Also grainy tones and some noble hops. Smells like any commercial amber lager but with more hop character.

T - Tastes of sweet maltiness with some grain, caramel, and lager flavor. This beer takes you average "beer" and kicks it up to the next level with layers of clean and delicious flavors. Only a light bitterness and some noble hop character to balance the sweet malt character.

M - Medium to light mouth-feel. Moderate to light carbonation. Very balanced in ever respect. Could drink this forever and would go perfectly with thousands of food combination.

Overall, this is a great (once craft, now commercial) beer that is perfect for drinking on Sundays, during the Summer, or just when a heavy stout or IPA just isn't what I'd like. Though big imperial IPAs and imperial stouts have my heart; I would still never turn down a good ol' Boston Lager.

Glass- Samuel Adam's Perfect Pint

dmgeng, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Ludwigkpa, Today at 04:35 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

R11415, Wednesday at 09:15 PM
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4/5  rDev +7%

Just a great lager.

Jaredy89, Wednesday at 12:37 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -13.4%

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