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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,950 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,950
Reviews: 2,531
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 112
Gots: 1,273 | 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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Photo of ntressler7
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is where it all started. My taste palette developed so much. Still a great lager

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

Photo of John213
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

It taste like beer. It doesn't have the watery flavor of coors or bud.

Photo of Badger311
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmericanMechanic
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that popped my cherry into more hop forward beers. I'm a sucker for IPAs now but this is still a solid go to beer. You can't go wrong with a Boston lager. Beautiful look lacing smell taste mouthfeel. It's just all around a great brew. If you are someone who has only had pilsners and other american adjacent lagers and are looking to step up in the beer world toward the hops route. This is a great starter and solid cession brew

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

I'm a darker beer fan but I like this beer. Will always drink over domestics if it's on tap.

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

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mojohawk21
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of toolg
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rabi
2.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It's the most famous but not their best

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

Photo of Orsi550
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hodgson
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at LaGuardia the other day, I'd rate this as the best Boston Lager I've had. I think it has evolved, it is less aggressive in hop character, less astringent. Very good classic helles flavors which you notice more in the aftertaste.

Photo of mkimmerlein
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bongobeer
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good everyday lager with lots of flavor...a classic!

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Lance_Beardsworth
4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer, that is available on a budget. It is easy to locate, cheap and has a beautiful look to it when poured. Goes down easily, and doesn't fill you up too quickly. It's a smooth beer that can be drank all day everyday, and you won't get sick of it.

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

Photo of theskjoung
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the BA score tells you

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

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,950 ratings.