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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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7,841 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,841
Reviews: 2,502
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 100
Gots: 1,140 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its hard to believe I havent gotten around to reviewing this one yet so here goes nothin'. Pours very clear, dark amber, with a few fingers of slowly settling off white head and nice clingy lacing. Bready malt aroma with some earthy, floral hop notes emerging and light sweetness.

The flavor is straightforward enough, with ample bready malt that has a mildly toasty character, some floral hop notes, fairly restrained bitterness, and a bit of caramel sweetness that dries up well in the finish.

The body is medium and carbonation is good; drinks smoothly and very easily. This is an American classic, an early, seminal craft lager that shouldn't be overlooked. It will be disdained, or at least ignored, by nouveau drinkers of big, bigger, biggest beers, but its solid and dependable and a nice session choice to boot.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,841 ratings.