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

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7,146 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,146
Reviews: 2,429
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 69
Gots: 652 | 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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2.24/5  rDev -40.1%

Notes: Best before Jan 2015. (consumed 9/4/14). Poured into a nonic pint

A: [4.00] Extremely clear beer. No haze or cloudiness. The color is like light maple syrup. An amber/tan color. The head is 1 finger and is formed of dense bubbles. The is lacing when the beer is tilted. The bottle has a best by date and does not list the ABV or IBU.

S: [1.50] I get no nose. I shoved my nose right down in there and sucked it in. Nothing. Maybe as it warms. But the initial nose is none.

T: [2.25] Slight creamed corn flavor.

M: [2.75] Fairly high carbonation. There is a "zing" on the tongue. The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

O: [2.25] It seems hard to believe but I was disappointed - and I had pretty low expectations. I have had Sam Adams Boston Lager before - but never reviewed it critically. It has no appreciable nose. The taste is not something that I like and the body was unimpressive. Overall this is not a beer I would ever seek out. Even on a hot day I'd skip this in favor of water. I guess if this was the only "craft" beer at a place that server BMC then I'd go for it.

fscottkey, Sep 05, 2014
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A - Clear amber in color. 2 finger khaki head that dissipates slowly. Moderate to high carbonation. 4.5

S - Wheat bread. Caramel. Pepper. Apricot. Somewhat subdued. 3.5/5

T - Caramel. Maltiness. Peppery finish. Earthy hops. Apricot. Floral. A hint of orange peel. 4/5

M - Moderate to high carbonation puts off a scrubbing bubbles sensation. Medium body that finishes a touch dry. 3.75/5

O - Nice complexity of flavors, especially for a lager. Bitterness is balanced by some sweetness and spiciness. Very enjoyable and drinkable. 3.75/5

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