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

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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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7,951 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,951
Reviews: 2,531
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 112
Gots: 1,278 | 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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Style tick! How have I not done this one yet!? Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that remained throughout the glass. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, earth, earth hop, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, earth, earth hop, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I have to give this beer credit as it has definitely done its part with converting people over to craft beer. There is not a huge amount going on here, but it is rather easy to drink and is fairly well balanced at the same time. This fact makes it rather easy to drink and enjoyable for those without a palate for big and bold craft beers. However, if you do have a palate like that this one might not be your favorite. But always remember to give credit where it is due and this one deserves some of that.

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Poured with this one with great enthusiasm into a Samuel Smith pint glass. The beautiful creamy white pillow of a head begins with a healthy inch and a half then lowers down to a quarter. The body has a pristine amber coloring to it that only the best lagers seem to have.
The malty, biscuity, and sweet bread aromas shoot up my nasal passage like tiny harmless bolts of lightening. I'm only catching a hint of the Nobel hops, but it's enough to make my mouth water.
As far as taste goes the hops take center stage at first then all the malt notes the nose told you about come on strong, all to end with a hefty but not overwhelming Bavarian hop bite.
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,951 ratings.