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

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8,023 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,023
Reviews: 2,552
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 119
Gots: 1,369 | 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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appears a clear bright copper color, with 1/2" of bright white colored head. good retention. aroma of pale malt and grassy hops.

taste is just a little caramel sweetness, with a crisp hop finish. lighter in body, high carbonation typical for the style.

it's a good "starter" craft beer - and often the best beer available at chain restaurants. but nothing special.

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Poured from a pint glass from a 12 ozer and the beer is a nice clear amber color with a 1 finger off white head that doesn't hang around long, nor have any lacing to speak of.

Malty with some slight hops in the nose.

A bit of residiual sweetness, nicely carbed, just a shade over medium on the mouthfeel.

Lacking only a bit more crispness to be spot on style wise this is a very nice Vienna Lager in my opinion (along the same line as Dos Equis Amber which I like alot for an any day brew with about any food). This is a solid A Vienna to me.

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