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

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very good

7,710 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,710
Reviews: 2,471
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 92
Gots: 954 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into pint mug, sipping it right now.

A- Nice copper color, one finger head that stays a bit, nice lacing left behind, carbonation bubbles.

S- Floral, bread, spice.

T- Hops, toasted malt, little caramel.

M- Medium body, nice hoppy after-taste, smooth going down.

O- First tried this a few years ago, and did not like it...this was back when I knew no beer other than BMC products. I normally get two of these 22oz bottles a couple times a week now. $1.99/bottle, makes a good after dinner treat.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my favorite beer when I'm having a steak at Texas Roadhouse in Paducah, KY... Great beer on tap. This review is for the bottle version.

Appearance/Smell -- Not much there. Average at best.

Taste/Mouthfeel -- This is where this beer excels.. An excellent beer. Samuel Adams' flagship beer and my favorite Jim Koch creation.

Overall -- Again, this is a must pairing with steak. Try it and see if you don't agree.


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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: very clear orange amber color with good looking lumpy frothy head. Smell: pretty faint spicy hop. Taste: good lager graininess with a good bite of hop spiciness. Lots of grain coming up on the palate. Light bitter aftertaste, faint apple fruitiness. good punchy crispy feel

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

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a standard amber color with good clarity and an impressive craggy two fingered white fluffy head which lasts for a minute but leaves behind nice loops of lacing. Has a total aroma spectrum of noble hopping: earthy, spicing, and herbal all represented in approximately equal amounts in both the nose and in the flavor alongside a lovely caramel malt, all with a smooth medium bodied texture that has the right amount of carbonation too keep things lively in the mouth without being overly distracting. One of the staple workhorse lagers on the market, and it is not difficult to see why.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 7,710 ratings.