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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

6,689 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,689
Reviews: 2,411
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 55
Gots: 439 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-23-2011 05:49:39 | More by Vandelayindustri
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New York

5/5  rDev +33.3%

11-23-2011 04:44:55 | More by pgofman
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-23-2011 02:19:12 | More by SMM0606
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New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-22-2011 18:36:37 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +33.3%

11-22-2011 06:05:32 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of creamy head that forms larger bubbles and dissipates. Hazy gold-amber color. Decent lace.

Classic lager nose. Some grassy/floral hops and light malt.

Taste is a sort of fizzier lager. More malt than in an adjunct (duh). Pretty easy drinking, crisp but not bitter, malty but not heavy. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, well textured. Not great, but not bad.

If this were the sort of beer I liked, I could see how this might become a go-to. Widely available, brewed by a macro brewer who still has significant roots in the craft scene. Hard to be outstanding in the style, but this is not bad, not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 04:02:51 | More by zaphodchak
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

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West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden tan/ brown, much like a american lager, 1/2 creamy head, some lacing.

Smell - Hops, some malts, kinda floral/grassy with some yeast aroma.

Taste - Had this many many times, first time sitting down to review. Lots of bitter crisp hops with a nice background. This must be a fresh bottle cause i dont remember this being quite this hoppy. The yeast adds that grassy flavor, and works well with the bold malts. Theres a little spice at the finish, but no alcohol flavor really.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp, with a tounge bitterness from the hops. Malts help coat the bitter hops and balance this beer out. Aftertaste is light and not long lasting hop bitterness.

Overall - Very nice and easy drinker. Hoppy and malty, moreso then most lagers ive had. A great starter or evening sipper, or a great option if your at a bar and all they have is nasty macro beers on tap.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Massachusetts

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 6,689 ratings.