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

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BA SCORE
84
good

8,026 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 8,026
Reviews: 2,555
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 120
Gots: 1,374 | 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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Ratings: 8,026 | Reviews: 2,555
Photo of GMan310
4.87/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer. always start with this one at a bar

Photo of KenFolk1269
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It was a very blan ipa. Not satisfied

Photo of drmeto
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L
-pours clear amber with a quickly dissipating beige head
S:
-mainly caramel with slight grassy and citrus fruit notes
T:
-decent bitter orange and sweet grapefruit note.big caramel sweetness and a slight toasty finish
F:
-medium carbonation,thin mouthfeel
O:
-still,a very good amber lager

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnMaudlin
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KAP72
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BubblyTime
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cabelgabel
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buddha5050
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reptile3141
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PunchBroadbent
2.52/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I don't get the hype with the beer, it just ain't that good, and I've had a bunch. Not a good beer at all, overhyped for a macrobrew.

Photo of Mosey
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good taste. Distinctive, not overbearing. Great beer.

Photo of Rawwie
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brentkruger1989
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When someone says "do you want to get a beer" this is the first beer I think of.

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

Photo of TopherBreski
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Great smell and color. Better than average taste. A classic.

Photo of BHansen214
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UTPharm2012
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigsp
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ok slight skunky smell still a decent beer

Photo of SleepyHorse
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBCE
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boston Lager is a solid brew to introduce a novice into the world of craft brewing. It's approachable and crisp. A smooth lager that is relatively common everywhere. I often pick up a 6-pack at lower stocked store that mainly carry the "Big Brands".

Photo of EdwardIV
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good beer for a pretty good price. The hops have a very prominent appearance in its flavor, but also there is a malty sweetness to it as well that makes a great combination.

Photo of Dnayew
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forget the haters, Sam Adams is my go to sports bar beer. It was the first craft you could even get and still hits the spot.

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