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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,538 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,538
Reviews: 2,405
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 53
Gots: 373 | 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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beerslushy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-03-2011 15:44:26 | More by beerslushy
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ColoradoNative

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-03-2011 08:17:24 | More by ColoradoNative
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-03-2011 07:06:28 | More by sparx1100
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

This is the beer that made Boston famous. It is truly worthy of that claim.

Appearance: Copper yellow, clear. Two finger head

S: Hops and spices

Taste: Malty with spices from the various hops

Mouthfeel: Watery

This is a session beer, that will wind up in my fridge again.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 03:51:23 | More by BierStein711
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Saire826

Illinois

5/5  rDev +33.3%

12-03-2011 03:41:34 | More by Saire826
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Nofear048

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-03-2011 03:36:48 | More by Nofear048
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good ole reliable, probably had more of these than any other non BMC brew, bout time I review it.

A: A clear clean copper, rather thin head, but it hangs around, and leaves some significant webs.

S: Not too strong but malt base with some citrus/sweet hop scent.

T: Bread crust with a hint of toffee, then a kiss of hops to clense the palate, incredibly balanced.

M: Great carbonation, a bit chewy, based on flavor heaviness really sessionable, but you'll have to burp once or twice.

O: Probably the most versitle beers ever, great for any season, any occasion, very sessionable, great balance, theres a reason its the real king of beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 02:29:32 | More by BigCheese
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-02-2011 17:47:02 | More by kjkinsey
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Moserman331

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-02-2011 15:33:19 | More by Moserman331
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HollandTunnels

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-02-2011 12:35:47 | More by HollandTunnels
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jdpphotography

Ohio

5/5  rDev +33.3%

12-02-2011 06:01:02 | More by jdpphotography
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winklebrau

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-02-2011 02:46:50 | More by winklebrau
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kemoarps

Washington

3/5  rDev -20%

12-01-2011 23:01:45 | More by kemoarps
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nanobrew

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-01-2011 16:55:28 | More by nanobrew
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2011 13:07:26 | More by LostHighway
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-01-2011 06:11:13 | More by bigox420
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-01-2011 00:42:44 | More by tpauer
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ncsutton

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-30-2011 21:37:59 | More by ncsutton
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-30-2011 18:42:54 | More by kelvarnsen
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bdeast1

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20%

11-30-2011 07:35:04 | More by bdeast1
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Dizbro21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-30-2011 02:31:28 | More by Dizbro21
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Extremely clear, light amber color. Decent head and lacing.

Crisp malty aroma. Slightly sweet.

A great balance of malt and hops. Relatively complex with a clean, slightly bitter finish

Medium bodied mouthfeel carries this beer well. Adequate carbonation.

This is a great "anytime" beer. Really good, but not over the top in any way.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 02:24:23 | More by UnderPressure
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-29-2011 23:37:04 | More by brandoman63
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-29-2011 23:34:35 | More by xnicknj
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atlf90

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

11-29-2011 22:53:57 | More by atlf90
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,538 ratings.