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

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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,715 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,715
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 452 | 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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homerman9


4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-19-2014 02:43:26 | More by homerman9
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army01

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-22-2013 20:18:25 | More by army01
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intensify

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tulip as I wanted to bring out all the aromas of this beer. Honey colored body with medium carbonation. Smells of strong caramel notes,bready, malty and a hint of orange peel. Strong hints of bisuit tells me this style of lager stands out a bit from the others.Flavor: Malty, hoppy, bready and finishes with a punch in the face of honey . Flavours stuck around on the palate for a nice while before eventually disappearing which made me want to go back for more. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation which makes this beer very easy drinking and a good session beer at any circumstance.
Overall this was a very enjoyable beer. I could see myself drinking this on a cold snowy night here in Colorado or with a greasy hamburger or hotdog. For the price and availability this is an A+ beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 08:05:27 | More by intensify
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BeerguyRichmond

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-21-2012 20:43:08 | More by BeerguyRichmond
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, free beer event tonight and despite the hundreds of gallons of this beer I've drank, I've never bothered to review it. Time to change that.

Beer is poured from a bottle into a shaker pint. Beer is amber / brownish and clear. Forms a thin head of off white bubbles and has moderate carbonation. Head leaves very little lacing on the glass. Looks fine.

Aroma is kind of nutty and malty with some minimal earthy hops. Definitely hops in the aroma but not strong or bitter smelling.

Beer is medium in body and has mild sweetness up front, some bitterness in the back but mostly a malty feeling throughout. The sweetness up front give way to some carb on the palate and the late bitterness. Mild aftertaste overall a fine beer. I've had it hundreds of times and I'll have it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 03:01:44 | More by drabmuh
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marvmoreno

Philippines

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-08-2012 07:02:45 | More by marvmoreno
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ckeegan04

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright golden color with one finger white head. Decent retention and good lacing.

S - Spicey sweet aroma. A good smell, but not very strong.

T - A light caramel sweetness up front followed by a surprising spicey hop bite. A surprisingly good tasting brew.

M/D - Very well carbonated, almost too much. Medium bodied and very crisp. A very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2008 13:47:05 | More by ckeegan04
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bp4171

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-23-2013 17:50:29 | More by bp4171
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-20-2012 20:13:26 | More by Herky21
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Samuel Adams signature pint.

Appearance: A darker gold, thin white head coming off maybe 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Hints of light pine, and floral type of feel when you smell it.

Taste: Robust in flavor and simply complex, light bitterness and feeling of toasted hops.

Mouth: medium to full carbonation, just freaking smooth!

Overall: Pound for pound one of the best beers, I have had it religiously especially when I hit the bar it is the best fail-safe out there. It has everything to offer, Salud!

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2012 23:03:39 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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littlekidlover

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember the first radio commercials for Sam Adams when I was in highschool. Jim Koch talked about the revolution he was starting, fresh beer, beer made from better ingredients... This planted the seed that would soon become an obsession of mine. This was the first "real" beer I ever drank so I figured I would go back to it.

It pours a deep copper color with fairly substantial white head. You can smell flowery hops and carmely malt. There are well balanced spicy hop to malt ratio with a light to medium mouthfeel. This is a highly drinkable beer. I would have to put it on my list of desert island beers along with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and a few others.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 23:00:59 | More by littlekidlover
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-07-2013 06:46:32 | More by mrmitsui29
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-21-2011 01:58:40 | More by PEIhop
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-30-2012 13:15:46 | More by Nutwood
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-28-2011 04:42:13 | More by inbierveritas
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jvons

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-10-2012 03:07:50 | More by jvons
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maviola

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-20-2014 04:40:25 | More by maviola
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-21-2013 05:48:57 | More by LuckyJohn
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-29-2012 16:14:38 | More by yaksurf
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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-19-2012 01:09:51 | More by antoines15
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clemsonalum13

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-19-2014 13:47:21 | More by clemsonalum13
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-16-2013 17:33:36 | More by EersandBeers
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hellcatsjg

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear dark amber with a finger of white head. Surprising amount of lacing as you go. Nice job for a lager.

Smell: Nice mix of malts and hops. Again, very nice aroma for a lager.

Taste: Malts hit the tongue first and the hop flavor kicks in soon after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a surprising amount of hops in the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Very high. Not the most complex or most delicious beer out there, but a very good beer. It's mix of nice flavor, lightness, and lower ABV make for a beer you could drink several of before you realized it. Very good beer, excellent lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 00:25:45 | More by hellcatsjg
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with a nice two fingered white head into a pint glass. Aromas of floral hops and sweet caramely malt. Taste is more of the same and is balanced nicely. A very drinkable beer that makes for a great session is available almost everywhere.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2006 07:17:27 | More by hckyfn9999
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ChuckHardslab

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-05-2014 09:45:39 | More by ChuckHardslab
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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