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

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very good

7,702 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,702
Reviews: 2,465
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 92
Gots: 943 | 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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S-caramel, bit of roasted malt, faint hops
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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 7,702 ratings.