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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,245 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,245
Reviews: 2,434
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 70
Gots: 709 | 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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3/5  rDev -19.8%

KushBreakfast, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers that I seems to come full circle on my beer journey.

It pours a very clear copper with nice white head.

The smell is somewhat laid back but with malt and an earthy spice coming through.

The taste is extremely malty on the front and mid. Very bready with a lingering bitterness on the back.

Simple and amazing beer. I'm surprised I have not reviewed this before.

Eriktheipaman, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

SLeepdepD, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of HosP
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft with dinner at a restaurant. Poured 22oz. into a 'texas' sized glass.

A- Dark copper, amber in color. Clear with this head to it. Left small amounts of lace on glass.

S- Sweet smelling, caramel malts mostly. Floral hop aroma towards the end of it.

T- Sweeter taste but good balance. Floral hops come through most. Maybe some citrus hop flavor as well. Bitterness is fairly mild as hops are cut into by sweet malts. Good balance and enjoyable.

M- Lighter body, moderate carbonation to it.

O- Not to shabby. Enjoyed 2 glasses of it. Doubt I would pick it over some other local craft, but out at a restaurant wouldn't mind another glass.

HosP, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

nmann08, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

Elut, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

ryancorn, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

ROGUE16, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

Monk0383, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

whallgren, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

mettkea, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

OremLK, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

joelBfrasier, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Goobastic, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

chapcat, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

doof116, Nov 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

rypkr, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

ALLISON01, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of ctfixer
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light copper and amber with golden hues. Good amount of white head that sticks around and to the side of the glass all the way down.

Smell: Very aromatic smells delicious, with both carmel malt and floral hops with spice note coming through, nice...

Taste: Sweet malt and caramel, with hop good flavour. Just enough bitterness that has a spice bite to it. Some sweetness to the finish but finishes dry with a good hop presence...

Overall: A very well crafted beer! Just enou hops but very well balanced. This has been popular for a long time for good reason, its a solid, well crafter brew!

ctfixer, Nov 23, 2011
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,245 ratings.