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

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Ratings: 7,937
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
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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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Photo of PirateUlf73
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I'm just now taking time to seriously review this beer, in the sense of typing out my thoughts on it. Poured from the standard 12 oz bottle into my favorite British pint glass.

A: Pours a fantastic light amber with a persistent white head. Seemingly good carbonation. Looks like a beer should.

S: Floral and pine-like hop notes to start, with a lingering malty smell in the background. Despite the order, neither seems more dominant, but in a harmonious fashion. Crisp and down-to-business.

T: Oh yah, there it is. Very well-balanced between hoppy assertiveness and malty sweetness. The aforementioned hop characteristics dance above a great grain bill of structure and flavor. The two parties work very well together.

M: Medium-bodied in every sense of the word. Not too light and not too heavy. Very smooth on the palate and the throat.

D: The combination of smoothness and balance makes this a prime example of a solid session beer. Very drinkable.

I may look back on this review later in life and accuse it of being colored by nostalgia, as this beer was one of my two "pillar beers" that forever addicted me to good craft beer (the other being Dark Horse's Crooked Tree IPA). From my current, most objective point of view however, this is a very good, very easy-to-find beer. Almost every bar worth visiting will have this on tap, so I'll always have something to drink when I go out with friends. There is a reason this beer is popular. It's a very balanced beer full of flavor and character, and one that I never hesitate to recommend. Samuel Adams may have other beers that I would select before their Boston Lager, but it will always be welcome in my fridge.

Photo of mc1775
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel adams boston lager. It was my first craft beer and is of great sentimental value to me. So it only seems appropriate it should be my first review. Here it goes.

A- A crisp amber color with a small head on it that disapates fairly quickly which is not normal for this beer, I beleive it is possibly because of the glassware.

S- Great balanced smell of mildly sweet malts and a crisp slightly citrus smell.

T- a great balanced taste of caramel and toasty malts finishing with hops and a nice mild hop aftertaste and finish.

M- Medium bodied perfectly carbonated beer.

D- Drinkability is awesome. Cant help but want to take another sip.

Notes. Great lager and still one of my go to's. My first brewery tour was with them and i havent had a better lager yet then a fresh samuel adams on tap from the brewery.

Photo of goalie33
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
A: Very nice clear, amber color with a nice layer of white head. Left a good amount of lacing in the glass.
S: Nice, crisp, caramel smell.
T: Yum! Malty, not overly sweet with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Highly drinkable.

This is my favorite beer of this style. This beats any of the American adjunct lagers by a huge margin. It's my go-to beer if I'm not in the mood for any particular style.

Photo of Dadoftwogirls
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having one as I write this. For a now large commercially produced beer this one is pretty good. Great taste, looks great in the glass and something you could have a multi-beer session with. Wouldn't hesitate to buy in the super market over many of the other commercially produced big beers.

Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this one a bunch, and managed to take the time to write down the review from the tap about a year or so ago. Since I picked up a sample pack a couple of weeks ago, I figured that I should take the opportunity to review it from the bottle as well. Review is from notes taken on 10/23/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a light orange/coppery color; starts with a loose one finger white head that fades fairly quickly to a thin and uneven cap; body has great clarity and shows moderately strong carbonation bubbling throughout; only a few spots of lacing are left behind.

Smell: A light sweet and bready maltiness with a hint of toasty/burnt barley/graininess; slight bitter hop presence; overall, it's pretty lager-esque, but definitely more robust and appealing than anything a macro-style would offer.

Taste: A nice and well balanced beer -- nice toasty grainy barley and that sweet bready maltiness; very faint bittering hop presence; this comes across as a pretty simple beer, but it's very well done; I find the hops kind of provide a mild citrus presence as I continue to sip it down.

Mouthfeel: Body is just a tad heavier than what I would consider to be light; carbonation is crisp and lively -- providing plenty of action without being remotely sharp; a dry film is left on the roof of the mouth; doesn't really sit too heavily at all.

Drinkability: This is really a sessionable beer -- nothing really wrong with it at all; while it's nothing to get especially excited about, it is certainly solid and is definitely a go-to beer.

Photo of Agold
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is completely different beer on tap and in the bottle. It pours just about the same with a nice dark amber color, and about a centimeter of white head. It smells of fresh floral hops, caramel, and nice sweetness. Tastes have the same notes and it is extraordinary. mouthfeel was a bit heavy and undercarbonated, but that may have been more of the fault of the bar i was at, and not the beer its self. Very drinkable beer and i was happy to have another. Out of the bottle i liked this beer, on tap, it was pretty great.

Photo of philbertk
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams--Boston Lager. 1997 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Unexpectedly Rich and Malty.

1998 22 oz-B. 5.30% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Clear amber color. Flavorful light body with chalky caramel sweet flavor and back of the mouth spiciness. Sampled 4/13/1999.

1999 Big Sam 22 oz-B 5.30% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Enticing rich clear amber color. Light hoppy spicy front followed by rich flavorful caramel malt body. Not as smooth as a bock, but exceptional for a lager. Dry finish with strong hop character. Sampled 3/29/1999.

1999 Big Sam 12 oz-B. 5.30% ABV (4.5 / 5.0) Amber Lager. Not as good as 1997 version 9/28/98-BUT, Clear malty red oak amber color. Spicy hop front introduces flavor-rich complex caramel body with light chalky texture. Light clean fruit hop finish. Sampled 4/2/1999.

2000 Big Sam--Gold Medal--Signature Series 12 oz-B. 5.30% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Clear light copper amber golden color. Mild nut fruit front with light hop character. Toasted smooth lager body with mild tasty flavor. Ends with a hint of hop spice and nut fruit flavor. Bland tonight. Sampled 9/6/2000.

2001 Big Sam 12 oz-B. 5.30% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Clear thin amber color. Mild lightly toasted light malt hop front. Big slightly lacy head. Smooth light toasted sweet buttery caramel fruit flavor. Clean light hop end. Tasty, mild, but bland. Winter Mixpack. Sampled .6/11/2002.

Boston Lager--New Block Logo Style 2003 12 oz-B. 4.75% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear very thin copper amber color.Mild lace head.Mild toasted light floral hop front.Tangy thin crisp dry sweet light toasted caramel butter fruit ale like mild citrus body.Zesty easy mild hop end. 9/24/2003

2002 Shadow Sam with Boston Lager Gold Medal Border 12 oz-B. 5.30% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear thin amber golden color. Light fruit aroma. Crisp smooth caramel malt body. Very light toasted caramel fruit notes and light sweetness. Tasty and smooth but rather bland. Malty light nut hop end. Sampled 7/24/2002.

2003 22 oz-B. 4.75% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear thin light amber color. Mild hop light toasted front. Tangy light caramel doughy smooth mild dry sweet body. Smooth slightly earthy crusty mild hop end. Easy crisp Amber Lager. Bland. Sampled 1/11/2004.

2005 Winter Sampler 12 oz-. 4.90% ABV--25 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Dense mild lace head. Clear thin bright light amber color. Mild tangy hop front. Crisp refreshing smooth mild toasted butter caramel body. Clean slightly tangy mild earthy hop citrus end.Well made. Tasty. Sampled 1/23/2006.

2006 12 oz-B. 4.90% ABV--25 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear thin Bright light amber color. Mild caramel hop malt front. Thin crisp refreshing mild toasted caramel butterscotch body. Slightly tangy crisp hop spice citrus hint end. Clean. Generic. Sampled 6/29/2006.

2007 24 oz-B. 4.90% ABV--20 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Dense foamy lacy head. Clear thin bright light amber color. Mild toasted malt hop front. Mild bodied thin toasted caramel mild sweet fruit lager body. Clean lingering mild hop creamy malt refreshing end. Sampled 6/12/2007.

2007 All Natural Back Panel--Mixed Pack Sampler 12 oz-B. 4.90% ABV--20 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Thickish pour. Rocky dense mild lacy head. Clear fizzy bright amber color. Mild hop mild fruit malt delicate front. Smooth crisp mild sweet light toasted caramel fruit lager mellow body. Balanced refreshing smooth hop spice hint cloying end. Well Made. Sampled 9/11/2008.

2007 The Best Ingredients Back Panel--Mixed Pack 12 oz-B. 4.90% ABV--20 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Thickish pour. Rocky dense mild lacy head. Clear fizzy bright amber color. Mild hop mild fruit malt delicate front. Smooth crisp mild sweet light toasted caramel fruit lager mellow body. Balanced refreshing smooth hop spice hint cloying end. Well Made. Sampled 9/11/2008.

2009 22 oz-B. 4.90% ABV--25 IBU's. (4.25 / 5.0) Lacy off white head. Clear thin bright pretty amber gold color. Delicate noble hop sweet malt front. Refreshing crisp delicate sweet caramel smooth mild fruit lager body. Refreshing balanced mild noble spice crisp clean smooth tasty end. Classic American Amber Lager. Sampled 10/11/2009. 2 @ $2.47 Each.

2010 Cheers to 25 Years 12 oz-B. 4.90% ABV--25 IBU's. 6-Pack $6.79. (3.5 / 5.0) Small lacy white good retention head. Clear bright thin amber color. Mild hop delicate caramel biscuit clean amber lager body. Crisp balancing mild hop spice end. Fresh, Refreshing Touch Bland Tonight. Sampled 3/4/2010. 6- Pack $6.79.

2010 Red Boston Lager Banner Cap 12 oz-B. 4.90% ABV. 25 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Dense lacy white well retained head. Clear bright pretty amber orange color. Mild Noble hop light toasted front. Mild sweet delicate caramel fruit hint amber lager body. Smooth refreshing mild hop end. Well made tasty balanced Amber Lager. Sampled 10/23-25/2010 from Winter Classics Variety Pack Purchased @ Seattle Fred Meyer--Ballard For $12.99 on 10/23/2010.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An ubiquitous beer from a pioneering brewing company, this beer is a legend in the craft beer industry.

A: The beer has crystal clear transparency. It's a light golden color, with a thick, white head that leaves a generous amount of lacing on the pint glass. It's a very nice presentation for a Vienna lager.

S: The aroma is of malt, biscuits, bread, barley.

T: The taste is simple and enjoyable. There is a nice bread or biscuit quality to the flavor that I find appealing.

M: A good feel with a nice balance of crisp carbonation to smooth, easy drinking lager.

D: A great choice when in the mood for something light and/or simple. Also a good choice with wings or other bar food while watching a game.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish color with yellow hints and an off white head. In the aroma, malty, sweet to dry and a small hop presence. In the taste, gingerbread maltiness, and a lager like hop balance. A small bite and medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness to a clean aftertaste. Simple, easy, and almost ale like.

Photo of Vdubb86
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Sam Adam's Boston Lager sensory glass

I can't believe it's taken me this long to review one of the gateway beers. The first beer to pull me away from drinking the crap beers in college. This pours a deep rich amber color with a thick ecru foam adorning the surface. The aroma could be fresher the hops really have not held up in this tasting, it doesn't smell all that great, but I know the potential from many previous experiences that it can get much better. The nice balance of caramel and malt gives the aroma and flavor a nice 1-2 combo. There is a wonderful toasted aroma and flavor that goes along with this beer. The mouthfeel is nothing extraordinary it does it's job, there is still residual bitterness that I can't get past, but it's still a solid brew. There may not be too many beers that are easier to consume than this, if this recipe was a tad bit smoother I would love to swim in it, but as it stands, I could drink this about anywhere.

Photo of shand
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber marked best by October 2010 into a mug.

Appearance: This is a perfect looking beer. It's a translucent amber color with a huge three-finger head that is perfectly pillowy. Great retention and lacing. Great looking carbonation. Great looking beer.

Smell: Sweet malts dominate, with some floral hops and caramel smells chilling in the back.

Taste: Opens up with sweet malts. There's just a bit of caramel, floral hops and fruits. Lots of flavor for the style. It's just great tasting.

Mouthfeel: Just thick enough for all the flavors inside. Carbonation is spot-on.

Drinakbility: Very drinkable, very good.

This is one of the best widely available beers. It's a great choice when you don't have much choice. Recommended.

Photo of nickd717
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery in Boston.

Excellent crystal-clear bright amber color with a nice clingy white head sitting on top.

The aroma has sweet malt notes, caramel, light fruitiness, citrus, and floral qualities.

The flavor is really great, and pretty hoppy IF you get it super-fresh, like I did in this case. Citrusy, herbal, and floral hop notes, sweet but not too sweet caramel malt, and a slight nuttiness.

Medium-light bodied, clean and crisp with an appropriate carbonation level.

Excellent drinkability. You can really take these down. In this situation, in this format, this was one of the best beer experiences I'd had in awhile. Really excellent.

Photo of HUXC
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S- Served from a chilled 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- A golden amber color with orange undertones. About two fingers of white head that laces nicely around the brim of the glass.

S- Smells of malt and grain. A good fall beer, but also good to enjoy at all times of the year.

T- Tastes of malt and grain. Slight notes of caramel aftertaste.

M- Moderately carbonated, medium bodied, smooth lager.

D- Delightful to drink, smooth with a crisp finish. Would recommended with out a doubt.

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Clear golden-amber with a creamy white two-finger head. Retention is very good, and the head leaves ample sticky lacing.

S: Hop aromas that are herbal and a bit floral, a little caramel, and a strong dose of Munich and Pilsner malts. Overall the smell seems more subdued than I remember.

T:Malty and sweet at first (distinctly Munich and Pilsner malts). Faint hints of caramel can be detected. Hops are, as the nose suggested, grassy, herbal, and a bit floral. Bitterness is fairly mild, but balances the malt sweetness well. The finish is dry and a bit toasty with a very pleasant grainy character. Some hop bitterness rides out in the finish as well.

M: Moderate in body, creamy, and with a very clean, crisp, and refreshing carbonation.

D: High. This is a very tasty, easy to drink beer. Sort of an Everyman's beer.

Notes: This was one of the first beers I was exposed to when I started drinking craft beer. I loved it then, and it is still good now. Taste and smell seem a bit more subdued than I remember, but I will chalk that up to a more developed palate. I distinctly detected some caramel in the taste and smell, which is not really appropriate for the Vienna Lager style, so a point or two was deducted on that account.

Photo of lovetranquillity
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brownish and good fluffy thick head, good retention and lacing on the sides.

Floral hoppiness, caramel malt, hints of alcohol like smell

Hop bitterness, Sweet malt, well balanced between the two.

Medium body, medium carbonation.

Easy to drink.

Sam Adams Boston lager is my go to beer at regular restaurants and places like bowling allies and sports venues. It the the best readily available beer in my opinion, I am glad Sam Adams has gained enough popularity to be in most places.

Photo of Kooz
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Looks nice. Light brownish-orange. I'd like to drink this...

Smells bitter, hints at what's to come.

Tastes... bitter. Not terrible, but nothing special. About average.

Nice mouthfeel--standard for Sam Adams.

Totally drinkable, but I would opt for a few other things before this. Luckily for this beer, it is pretty widely available (at least in the northeast US), and is sometimes the best tap option.

Photo of JMB22
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the one brew that's always in my fridge rotation. Really there is no other lager nearly as balanced, it's not over-hoppy, smells a touch hoppy and finishes slightly hoppy. But there's a touch of caramel, and to me it's a little nutty. I enjoy pouring it into a glass because the head stays creamy and it laces all the way down the glass. It also smells great for the entire drink, and the entire mouthful goes down nicely.

Photo of bondjedi
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap just now. Beautiful amber color, luxurious one-finger head. This beer's look is intoxicating by itself.

No nonsense smell.

Tastes great. Sweet without being syrupy, numbs the front of the tongue with an anesthetic bitterness.

Effervescent but not frivolous in the mouth.

Drinkability? I can drink this till the Rapture.

I need to find the guy on the commercials with the long goatee and shake his epic hand.

Photo of Chaney
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't feel like raiding my cellar tonight, so I thought I would grab a standard from my college days just for old times sake.

A: I poured this extremely hard, therefore, the head fills about half the glass. Yikes! Clear golden color, with a plethora of carbonation. Great retention throughout the session.

S: Carmel and fruit notes with a strong presence of quality filtered water. Nice!

T: Crisp, malty, and downright refreshing. Full taste, with caramel-like finish that is as fresh as it gets!

M: Not sweet in the least, the carbonation is perfect for the style, and the fruit notes blend into those malts nicely.

D: Nothing complex here, nor do I believe that was Sam Adams intention. It gets the job done nicely!

Photo of josiahschlender
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Even all the way out on the west coast, SA Boston Lager is everywhere. It might even be more easy to find than many of the quality lagers brewed here in Oregon. I wish more craft breweries branched out more and tried their hand at lagers, but I definitely appreciate SA's effort.

Nice looking beer, darker than many lagers, but this isn't advertising itself as a light beer. Almost amber in color, quite clear, with a decent head that fades at a typical pace.

I like the hops on the nose. Definitely a grassy Noble hop element, backed with solid bready, doughy malt aromas and some honey. Very nice smelling lager, especially with some warmth.

Good, full flavors. I'm a sucker for full-flavored lagers, and I'm appreciating the amount of malts that go into this beer. Lots of hearty malts with quite a bit of sweetness, balanced by mild bittering at the end. Pretty full-bodied for the style of beer... almost too much except for the amount of flavors, it's working for me. I might spring for a lighter-bodied beer for pure thirst quenching, but this beer is much more enjoyable for its own sake.

Great effort by Sam Adams! This beer oozes quality without going over the top, it's still very drinkable, even in quantity. A little spendy sometimes compared to local offerings, but I'll definitely grab another sixer of this again.

Photo of sommersb
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a best before date of January 2011 into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

The appearance was very good - clear, light copper colored with 2 fingers of near white head; nice lacing. Lots of carbonation/bubbles. I get a bit of malt in the smell, but it is mostly of hops. Same for the taste - it seems too bitter for this style of beer to me, with little malt balance. It was smooth, but left a bitter aftertaste in the mouth. I think this would pair well with spicy food; not too enjoyable by itself.

I know this is the most well-known of the Sam Adams beers, but so far it has been my least favorite.

Photo of StoutHunter
2.66/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I got this beer in a mixed 12 pack so lets see how it drinks. Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- This one pours a slightly dark amber that had a fingers worth of creamy white head with some nice lacing.

S- This beer smells pretty sweet, a mix of caramel malts and floral hops combine to form the sweet smell.

T- Similar to the nose with the balance of caramel malts and hops are very preesent with the sweetness toned down a little compared to the smell. Bitter hops come out in the aftertaste.

M- Crisp and medium bodied, good carbonation.

D- This beer can be drinkable but i find the flavors to be lacking and boring so i would only have one or two if offered.

Overall i am not a fan of this beer, never have and never will be. I just don't understand why this beer is so popular. I would much rather cook with this beer then drink it.

Photo of DovaliHops
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden brown color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. The scent is quite hoppy with very little malt presence. Taste is quite tasty...Initially I get some malty flavors with caramel, followed by some well-balanced hoppiness. Finishes with more tasty malt. The mouthfeel is pretty full-bodied and not overly carbonated or too light. Drinkability is very high.

Photo of aranheaney
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed many times, never reviewed until now. This was the only available even pseudo-craft offering at "the Ralph" this afternoon as I enjoyed watching my beloved Buffalo Bills move to 0-5, but I digress. ($7.50 per btw)

A-always consistently nice amber

S-bright, glorious hoppy notes

T-classic, different and unique, very full of floral notes

M-crisp and clean (with no caffeine, old school 7 Up commercial)

D-could dance with this one all day, only wish my Bills were this good

Photo of Jeriba
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a summer of nonstop IPA consumption, we had a touch of cooler weather and I was suddenly craving a lager.

A: Hazy dark yellow with amber highlights, and a thin layer of foam that really sticks to the glass.

S: Just a touch of bitter dry hops, citrus, and bready yeast.

T: Yeast aromas, a nice kick of dry hops, and touches of caramel and sweet malt.

M: Slightly chewy, very smooth, and not at all watery. Very good for a light-ish beer.

D: Excellent. If i happen to be in the mood for a lager, this is what I pick up. Plus, it's often on tap big chain restaurants and other places that wouldn't otherwise serve good beer.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,937 ratings.