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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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7,950 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,950
Reviews: 2,531
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 112
Gots: 1,273 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ShaneO
4.8/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer of all time!

Appearance-Has a dark amber like color, more of a carmel looking appearance.

Smell-Very earthy, can smell the malt presence and the floral hops.

Taste-When I first had this beer it was a little too bitter for me, however at the time it was one of the first beers I've ever had. Now 5 years after getting into craft beers I find myself enjoying this beer as a "to go to beer". Tastes of floral hop notes in the beginning, then brings into the sweetness throughout the middle and a slight bitterness tasting in the end. Love it!

Mouthfeel-Very refreshing, light to medium bodied. You can easily put back a 6 pack with this beer.

Overall-One of my top favorites. I'm really into IPA's but this will always be my go to beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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

Vienna Lager, I dont think so. I usually want a deeper red amberis body, but this looks like everything else. Brighy yellow with more of a frothy head.

I do like how it smells. Candied sugar, a bit a spicy hop, and some cereal grains.

Very light, yet still has some good flavor. Sweet sugar and super sweet cereal grains. I think what I dont like is the hint of Simcoe flavors I get. Its slightly medicinal and very spicy and earthy. I like the body and how sweet it is.

Still a well put together beer.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

after about a million of these, ill finally review it this time. everyone knows what it looks like, with its specially made glassware. it smells like english malts, bready and a little sweet, crisp but not light. flavor is pretty standard, but its well made, it really is. more flavor than a lot of mass produced stuff, but nearly equally easy drinking. a real legitimate malt complexion with a quicker finish. perhaps a little more body than i want in a lager, and gets a little filling after a few. at the end of the day its at every bar and it beats budlight by a lightyear. because of that its good, im never going to buy it at a store, but at a shitty pub ill take a pint any day. can be a refresher when its ice cold.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of acevenom
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a classic of the American craft beer movement that I've had many times. However, I have yet to review this beer. The bottle is labeled best by September 2012.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear amber with a large, white head that dissipates slowly. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Lacing is left behind on the glass as the head dissipates. There is excellent head retention for this beer. The aroma is of sweet and bready malts and citrus and floral hops.

The taste is a balance of mildly sweet and bready malts and hop flavors. Hop bitterness balances the back end well without a strong lingering aftertaste. There is mild citrus from the hops present in the flavor. The flavors are well balanced. The body is light to medium with adequate carbonation. The finish is dry. It is refreshing The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer that pairs well with meals or as a regular session beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,950 ratings.