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

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7,844 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,844
Reviews: 2,502
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 100
Gots: 1,143 | 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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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by: April 2012; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch white creamy, fluffy head with nice retention; Dark gold/straw color; clear appearance with visible carbonation; Nice lacing left all down the glass

S - Biscuity and fresh bready malts with a touch of lemon; Hops provide a nice balance with spicy and floral characteristics

T - Very similar to the nose; Biscuity and fresh baked bread flavors and subtle lemon zest; The presence of noble hops are here for sure: a little spicy, but mostly very grassy

M - Light to medium bodied; Good amount of carbonation; Pretty crisp finish with a bit of lingering grassy hops

O - This is a very solid lager that I have enjoyed numerous times. It's very well balanced with the biscuity/bready and noble hop flavors. It's also super drinkable and has a taste that is truly unmatched. I can see why Sam Adams includes this flagship beer in many of their variety packs as it's a great beer to enjoy with good company.

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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Orange gold. Great fluffy snow white head that endures for five minutes or so with nice structure. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Yeasty, malty, mild hoppy

Taste: Mild sweetness, Mild bitterness, hint of something approaching metallic, hint of something bordering on the nicer side of wet cardboard.

Mouthfeel: Slightly round. A faint tingle on the tongue tip.

Overall: Decent beer for when you want a beer and aren't too fussed with what sort and aren't looking to think about it or remember it. If average is defined by the range of craft beers (it is for me) this is average. If average is macro territory, this is a bit above average. It's not a beer I look for or crave, but rather is one I'll accept and be thankful for when the other options are macros.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a light, deep amber. Finger width head that dissipates into a thin but consistent lacing.

Smell - Faint caramel. hints of spice. The lack of a strong aroma is fairly consistent with most SA beers.

Taste - Caramel to start, a touch then follows through to a dry, slightly spicy, slightly grassy bitter-hop finish. Slight metallic twang in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light. Carbonation is a tad on the low side, but it works with this lager.

Overall - A solid beer from Sam Adams that appeals to a wide array of beer drinkers. It's their most popular beer but not their best, IMO. Over the years, I've found I can get through 3 or 4 of these puppies before looking to bring a reliever into the game. Drinks closer to a red ale than your standard lager.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,844 ratings.