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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,704 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,704
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 444 | 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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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-08-2011 10:41:43 | More by kornkid8600
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thatruth

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light amber brown into a copper body with orange tint. 1/4" head that dissipates quickly. a nice frothy, molten lacing that lingers a while. slightest presence of sediment and bubbles.

smells mighty wheaty and mighty hoppy, not just any hops though. sweet, aromatic hops. and plenty of them, as any 'sam adams' commercial will surely tell you.

tastes of strong floral hops, that's it. all it needs to be. but not ipa hoppy, though. not kick start my heart shit, just enough to be jumpy.

lighty sweet, almost stout hoppy on-bringing. crisp, wet aftertaste.

word hop and it's derivatives used six times in this review, you don't say.

**Enjoy before month notched: Feb 2012

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 07:16:43 | More by thatruth
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Shoey87

Ohio

5/5  rDev +33.3%

12-08-2011 05:11:32 | More by Shoey87
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-08-2011 01:08:00 | More by tedho21
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WMEugene

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an amber/copper color with a nice white head an good lacing.

S - Very malty, some caramel notes. There is also faint hints of fruits and spices. Also, some light hops are present.

T - Mild hops mixed with the malt flavors to create the classic flavor we all know. It's not complex, but it's solid and enjoyable.

M - Medium bodied, fantastic carbonation with a chewy feel to it that lingers. Nice aftertaste of malted flavors and very sessionable.

O - Samuel Adams Boston Lager is a classic. I have a long history with this beer (it was my first legal beer and first craft beer) and it's always worth a revisit. It's not the most exciting or complex beer, but an old friend and a great standby whenever you're at a bar with limited craft options.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 23:49:46 | More by WMEugene
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into official sam adams pint glass.
I, like many of you, have had this a million times....tap and botle. I have even been to the brewery in south boston. Its a great beer. Done.
For me, sam adams is one of the few breweries that you can bring a 12 pack to a bbq and please the ba beer drinker but also please the massess.
You dont need a review for this...its sam adams lager!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 23:29:05 | More by DrinkSlurm
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blacklabel67k

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-07-2011 22:55:07 | More by blacklabel67k
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CarterSeaton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-07-2011 20:31:10 | More by CarterSeaton
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childklaft

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-07-2011 05:31:15 | More by childklaft
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spitInTheOcean

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear copper color. nice steady steam of bubbles. big white moussey head.

nice subtle malty aroma. spcey hop aroma, saaz? caramel. nicely balanced bouquet, just tres petite.

malty sweet upfront. hoppy finish. floral hop flavor in the middle balance with that caramel malt. a modest, but in no way timid palate.

medium/light body. crisp clean distinctly lager finish.

not bad. quite sessionable in fact. though it has in no way converted me from my preference for ales.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 04:32:44 | More by spitInTheOcean
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plasma

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-07-2011 01:40:00 | More by plasma
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IPAman89

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2011 23:02:29 | More by IPAman89
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jersey. Served in a Boston Lager perfect pint.

A - Medium orange with a foamy cream colored head. Great retention and tons of lacing.

S - Spicy, fruity, very malty.

T - similar to the smell but the spices really pop at the finish.

D - Medium body and average carbonation.

O - One I just never order. Glad to finally try it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 21:23:14 | More by HuskyinPDX
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brystmar

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap following the Sam Adams brewery tour.

Translucent orange-gold, solid white head, fantastic lace and retention. Hoppy, citrus, caramel-y aroma. Similar flavors in the taste: starts citrus-y, nice malt backbone, finishes clean and bitter. Light body, wish it were bigger and more creamy.

I keep forgetting this is a lager -- an impressive lager brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 18:54:03 | More by brystmar
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-06-2011 16:13:12 | More by cantfindme
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rhm210

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2011 14:16:30 | More by rhm210
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JLDyer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2011 04:32:35 | More by JLDyer
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2011 02:11:52 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20%

12-06-2011 01:51:47 | More by Mtnbeerman
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eye2

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-05-2011 23:39:16 | More by eye2
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Oboogie

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-05-2011 22:27:36 | More by Oboogie
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20%

12-05-2011 14:17:07 | More by bluesplit63
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-05-2011 04:45:27 | More by mhaugo
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-05-2011 02:12:55 | More by JohneHoodlum
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GalenAnderson

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +33.3%

12-05-2011 02:04:49 | More by GalenAnderson
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,704 ratings.