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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,173 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,173
Reviews: 2,431
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 69
Gots: 667 | 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.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. best enjoyed by May 2012

a: light copper color with a thick and fluffy white head that sticks to the glass for a long time.

s: malt-forward aroma with noticeable floral and citrus hops.

t: toasted malts hit first quickly followed by a pleasant bitter floral hop flavor. perfectly balanced and delicious.

m: great mouthfeel.

underrated around these parts, but it deserves the all the praise it has received. recommended.

tzieser, Jan 19, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - A nice deep golden color that forms a very nice white head that fades to give some decent lacing. While drinking the foam clings to the side of the glass. Quite nice for the style.

Smell - Mainly malty smells with a very slight amount of toasty sugar and caramel smell quickly following. Some nice hop of aroma then comes in toward the end with mainly citrus but a small amount of floral as well.

Taste - Malty breadiness first meets the tongue followed quickly by a caramel like sweetness. A bit of hoppiness then comes in but seems to be subdued again my the malty-caramel sweetness that was first present.

Mouthfeel - For the style this is nearly spot on. It is smooth and perfectly carbonated. Not to thick not too thin and very, very drinkable.

Overall - Who is to say that the flagship beers of large commercial breweries can't be good is really mistaken. Sam Adam's Boston lager is Fantastic!!

Darkmagus82, Jan 17, 2012
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,173 ratings.