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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
84
good

7,025 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,025
Reviews: 2,423
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 66
Gots: 599 | 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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Ratings: 7,025 | Reviews: 2,423 | Display Reviews Only:
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aliving1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-03-2012 05:35:14 | More by aliving1
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snowsurfer422

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

01-03-2012 03:54:11 | More by snowsurfer422
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

01-03-2012 03:49:39 | More by Fermenticusrex
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antique

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-03-2012 01:34:01 | More by antique
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VEGAVEGA

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-02-2012 23:55:10 | More by VEGAVEGA
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-02-2012 23:18:32 | More by jrohrbacher
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-02-2012 23:06:52 | More by dragomni
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jmarklan

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light amber/ copper color with a decent head and good lacing.

S: Hops, caramel, and grains.

T: Starts off with a spicy hop twang followed by caramel malts and toasty grains, cracker and biscuit like. The hops reassert themselves a bit towards the end along with the malt.

M: Light body with decent carbonation and a little dry in the finish. Crisp.

Overall: A very enjoyable lager. Nice flavors, well balanced and drinkable. A very good gateway beer.

01-02-2012 01:22:50 | More by jmarklan
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Sinewave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-01-2012 23:23:21 | More by Sinewave
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Clear; light amber in color. Not much head. Some lacing.

Smell: I pick up mainly malts; very clean overall.

Taste: Malts come through with a smooth lager taste. Light hops back it up. Semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light; low carbonation.

Overall: A very sessionable lager, just not much there. Still, a step up from the regular BMC selections. A great stepping stone to more flavorful Sam Adams offerings.

01-01-2012 18:44:54 | More by brewskifan55
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Kyrgyzbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-01-2012 15:21:45 | More by Kyrgyzbrewer
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

01-01-2012 15:00:12 | More by Stoffel
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-01-2012 07:59:52 | More by jrpapajcik
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +11%

Bottle poured into pint.

A: Clear amber with a two finger white head that develops into rocky white islands. Good lacing.

S: Lots of caramel and a tinge of hops.

T: This is a really malt-forward beer with a lot of caramel and toffee upfront. The noble hops come in about halfway through and aren't too assertive. Aftertaste is bitter and hoppy, but again, not too bad.

M: Creamy, medium-bodied, with the carbonation maybe helping out to balance the hops at the end.

O: This one is an American classic. Well-rounded, balanced, and sessionable. For most BMC drinkers that turn into craft beer drinkers, this is one of the gateways. Cheers!

01-01-2012 04:23:42 | More by TTAmod
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-01-2012 02:50:31 | More by buckyp
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Ezmunny

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-01-2012 01:33:58 | More by Ezmunny
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

12-31-2011 21:31:28 | More by muddyh2oblues
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-31-2011 20:14:57 | More by AndrewMichael
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1mrbeer

Ohio

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-31-2011 19:02:32 | More by 1mrbeer
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grubefresh

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

12-31-2011 08:13:56 | More by grubefresh
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smithmd4

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-31-2011 08:12:06 | More by smithmd4
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estes42

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-31-2011 05:41:05 | More by estes42
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allisino

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

12-31-2011 04:57:47 | More by allisino
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dmmcgove

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

12-30-2011 22:57:37 | More by dmmcgove
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

12-30-2011 22:09:08 | More by cdwil
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,025 ratings.