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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

7,707 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,707
Reviews: 2,468
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 92
Gots: 947 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at an Orlando Airport bar. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber with a white 1/16" thick dense foam (fine bubbles). Plenty of persistent lacing on the glass.

Smell: Not a lot of aroma - bit of crisp grain/mail, with some German type aroma hops thrown in.

Taste: A bit of roasted malt up front and moving quickly into a hop bitterness. Much less malty than I remember.

Mouthfeel: Just south of fizzy - high carbonation. Some thickness underneath the carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: I wonder....did the bar get this beer diluted? It doesn't seem up to snuff somehow. I seem to remember this beer as maltier when I've had it in the past, but maybe my palate has changed so much I'm tasting this quite differently than I remember. Not sure. I'll have to try it one more time at a place where I know I can rely up on the quality and see if the beer is different yet again. If it's better - this one is getting deleted as again, something isn't quite right or my palate has really changed a lot since the last time I had this beer.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 7,707 ratings.