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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,193 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,193
Reviews: 2,431
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 69
Gots: 681 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

MarkGutz, Jun 16, 2013
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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

Appearance: Yellow-orangish; slightly hazy; huge, frothy head, long lasting, good lacing

Aroma: Malty; bready; grassy

Taste: Juicy, malty on start; light hop bitterness in the mid; finishes a little thin, but smooth; slight tortilla chip flavor in the end

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

das_Bier, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

chrishiker1409, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Walletsworth, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Dreizhen, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

TT--Cashout, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

SarcasticAaron, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

h4ger, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ScottK22, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

pheelingIt, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

VictorWisc, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

LordTorgamus, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

dbkdev, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

oldsalty, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

bdaggett, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Paccamacca, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

LifeByTheDrop, Jun 13, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -18.4%

DenverHopHead, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a proper Sam Adams glass. The pour is crystal clear, golden-amber, and sports a majestic white head that demonstrates some good staying power and leaves behind some attractive lacing. The nose is nice and malty, but still manages to harbor some spicy herbal notes.

Well-balanced flavor with a firm feel, adequate body, and good complexity. Toast and malty notes up front are met by a generous hop addition that brings flavors of tea and lemon. The finish is dry enough to make the beer very refreshing.

Hardly anyone gets into craft beer without enjoying several of these along the way. One of the first hopped-up Vienna Lagers I enjoyed. I suppose a bit more malt character would make this beer match the style description a bit better, but who cares. Lots of flavor and an excellent balance make this a true American classic.

deadonhisfeet, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DCH, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

EOC, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Shaurya, Jun 12, 2013
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,193 ratings.