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

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BA SCORE
84
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8,216 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 8,216
Reviews: 2,607
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 131
Gots: 1,625 | 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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Ratings: 8,216 | Reviews: 2,607
Photo of Mosey
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good taste. Distinctive, not overbearing. Great beer.

Photo of Brentkruger1989
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When someone says "do you want to get a beer" this is the first beer I think of.

Photo of TopherBreski
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Great smell and color. Better than average taste. A classic.

Photo of craigsp
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ok slight skunky smell still a decent beer

Photo of TBCE
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boston Lager is a solid brew to introduce a novice into the world of craft brewing. It's approachable and crisp. A smooth lager that is relatively common everywhere. I often pick up a 6-pack at lower stocked store that mainly carry the "Big Brands".

Photo of EdwardIV
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty good beer for a pretty good price. The hops have a very prominent appearance in its flavor, but also there is a malty sweetness to it as well that makes a great combination.

Photo of Dnayew
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forget the haters, Sam Adams is my go to sports bar beer. It was the first craft you could even get and still hits the spot.

Photo of SenorElRaz
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a great lager. Looks and smells great, the taste doesn't really have much of a "bite" but it still has good malt and just enough hoppiness. Very smooth and enjoyable. A classic.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saigon (Bottle)

I like this beer and look forward to my next drink.

Photo of tabularaspa
4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed the crisp and overall feel!

Photo of SK8
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First craft beer I've ever bought/drinken and it did not disappoint. Looks good, smells good, goes down smoothly and tastes great. Flavors are balanced well with a little spice and fills you up. One pint left me completely satisfied. Definitely my go-to beer now.

Photo of kdwruck
2.12/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's a decent beer. Not bad. Something you would show to friends who are looking to get into beers.

Photo of Mrchato
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not such a fan of lagers in general, so I guess it's no surprise that I didn't like this so much, I was kind of hoping a lager from a craft brewery would change that though. It didn't, I guess I just have to give up on this style altogether.

Photo of mageek52
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent lager. Way ahead of the macros. Very good flavor with crisp clean finish.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Veiled golden, almost amber color. Creamy and foamy beige 2 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Strong lacing with dense activity.

Aromas and flavors of caramel, grains and herbal spices. Great intensity and well balanced with a sharp and sweet sensation. The smell is not inviting, being a bit stale and strange, but the taste is superb.

Dense full body with perfect carbonation. Faint and short pleasant slight bitter finish with a smoky hoppy end.

Overall : Great craft having incredible rich smooth flavors, but with a strange nose indeed.

Photo of Bunman3
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Either much maligned or much loved, Sam Adams is a solid choice when you want a beer with more flavour. Vienna Lagers are under appreciated and this beer compares favourably. It has a nice robust malt profile, a bit of spice, and bittering hops. It's worth periodic revisits because it is widely available, even here in the Great White North.

Photo of YumaLaowai
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. Very complex flavor but its full and robust. Not a bit smooth.

Photo of jrnyc
1.33/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Barely better than BMC, terrible.

Photo of CoffeePorter
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too watery, not a big fan of lagers I suppose.

Photo of Chuck6860
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great look. Not big on lagers but this is a winner

Photo of dukeandduke
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

3/3 (Draft - Houlihans Chicago) - Copper pour with minimal head and carbonation. Mild malt aroma, not very strong with a light texture and feel. OK beer.

Photo of Hophizer
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer to drink with your buddies at the sports bar

Photo of Grogsky
2.33/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Did not enjoy this beer at all. It is what Alexander Keith's is to Americans. It's a mass produced knock off attempt at a craft brew.

Photo of LazyBas7ard
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful Amber color with great aroma and taste. Not overpowering in flavor and is for the casual drinker looking to enjoy a few beers at parties. You can drink these like your typical party beers (Bud, Coors, etc.) but enjoy added flavor with every sip.

Photo of bigjoe786
2.92/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

ok regular bar beer enough said!

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 8,216 ratings.