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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,381 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,381
Reviews: 2,442
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 73
Gots: 784 | 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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4/5  rDev +7%

joelBfrasier, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

chapcat, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

doof116, Nov 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

rypkr, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

ALLISON01, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of ctfixer
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light copper and amber with golden hues. Good amount of white head that sticks around and to the side of the glass all the way down.

Smell: Very aromatic smells delicious, with both carmel malt and floral hops with spice note coming through, nice...

Taste: Sweet malt and caramel, with hop good flavour. Just enough bitterness that has a spice bite to it. Some sweetness to the finish but finishes dry with a good hop presence...

Overall: A very well crafted beer! Just enou hops but very well balanced. This has been popular for a long time for good reason, its a solid, well crafter brew!

ctfixer, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

aschdave, Nov 23, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

mctizzz, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

pgofman, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

3leggeddub, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

harlotry, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

scootercrabb, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

touchmeimsac, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

LucienDeRubempre, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of creamy head that forms larger bubbles and dissipates. Hazy gold-amber color. Decent lace.

Classic lager nose. Some grassy/floral hops and light malt.

Taste is a sort of fizzier lager. More malt than in an adjunct (duh). Pretty easy drinking, crisp but not bitter, malty but not heavy. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, well textured. Not great, but not bad.

If this were the sort of beer I liked, I could see how this might become a go-to. Widely available, brewed by a macro brewer who still has significant roots in the craft scene. Hard to be outstanding in the style, but this is not bad, not bad at all.

zaphodchak, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

Hophead717, Nov 22, 2011
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,381 ratings.