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

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8,014 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,014
Reviews: 2,552
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 119
Gots: 1,353 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2001

Our original beer is full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish.
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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pilsener (also had in a pint glass, nothing changed):

A: deep golden amber colored body with a lumpy foamy white head that leaves some of the foamy lacing in rings down the glass

S: fair amount of malts up front with some light caramel and toffee that are very faint

T: malts and caramel come back but are once again pretty faint, gets hoppy as it warms

M: light to medium, excellent choice for a session, no aftertaste, no finish, carbonation is barely felt

O: well this is Sam Adams' flagship, what can I say, I don't speak bad about this one, its good for the style and good for me

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a 12oz mug. Appears a nice amber color with an off white head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: Some sweet toasty malt with quite a bit of citrussy, grassy hop character beneath.

T: Similar to the nose, with lots of caramel and toasted malt, with some bready and fruity flavors there as well. Has a pretty intense snap of hoppiness with a lemonny, herbal flavor. Finishes dry.

M: A bit heavy, but the carbonation supports it nicely.

O: I still consider this a very good beer. Nice drinking.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 8,014 ratings.