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

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7,727 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,727
Reviews: 2,475
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 93
Gots: 980 | 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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light amber/ copper color with a decent head and good lacing.

S: Hops, caramel, and grains.

T: Starts off with a spicy hop twang followed by caramel malts and toasty grains, cracker and biscuit like. The hops reassert themselves a bit towards the end along with the malt.

M: Light body with decent carbonation and a little dry in the finish. Crisp.

Overall: A very enjoyable lager. Nice flavors, well balanced and drinkable. A very good gateway beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Clear; light amber in color. Not much head. Some lacing.

Smell: I pick up mainly malts; very clean overall.

Taste: Malts come through with a smooth lager taste. Light hops back it up. Semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light; low carbonation.

Overall: A very sessionable lager, just not much there. Still, a step up from the regular BMC selections. A great stepping stone to more flavorful Sam Adams offerings.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint.

A: Clear amber with a two finger white head that develops into rocky white islands. Good lacing.

S: Lots of caramel and a tinge of hops.

T: This is a really malt-forward beer with a lot of caramel and toffee upfront. The noble hops come in about halfway through and aren't too assertive. Aftertaste is bitter and hoppy, but again, not too bad.

M: Creamy, medium-bodied, with the carbonation maybe helping out to balance the hops at the end.

O: This one is an American classic. Well-rounded, balanced, and sessionable. For most BMC drinkers that turn into craft beer drinkers, this is one of the gateways. Cheers!

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,727 ratings.