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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,739 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,739
Reviews: 2,478
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 94
Gots: 1,001 | 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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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A classic go to beer!

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3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer for everyday. Good beer to introduce new drinkers to craft beer.

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3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Boston lager from Sam Adams is a great example of how all good beers don't need to be micro-brews with small name labels. Sam Adams really does put some great care into their brewing and definitely stands out to me and continues to even after trying beers such as Heady Topper and other micro brews with very high ratings. Thats not to say that Boston Lager is better than these beers but it definitely holds it's own and remains relevant in today's increasingly diverse micro and macro-brew beer market.

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3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear amber, left a one inch white head with decent retention, leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell is mute, faint barley is all I'm getting.

Strong barley flavor with a hint of caramel dancing in the background, which meld with grapefruit bitters for the finish. Hops are slightly too strong I feel, but an enjoyable entry by Sam Adams.

Medium bodied, medium low carbonation.

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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Still one of the best American made beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,739 ratings.