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

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BA SCORE
84
good

7,249 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,249
Reviews: 2,434
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 70
Gots: 709 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

akang, Jul 07, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Boston Lager is probably the largest "craft" beer in the country. It can be found anywhere. From the smallest grocery store in a town of a few hundred to the largest cities.

Poured from a bottle into a cold pilsner glass.

Appearance is nice and dark medium brown. Clear and very foamy. Nice 3 finger head.

Smell is a little bready with a small amount of hop over tones.

Taste is a nice sweet bready malt flavor with a little hops. Full bodied mouth feel. A little too dry of an aftertaste.

This is a great beer for people that are ready to step up from the Bud Light adjunct world but aren't ready for the adventurous brews of most craft mainstays. Nothing offensive but nothing to extraordinary either.

Averwo, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Wyattldavis, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden-amber, off white foamy/creamy head, great clarity

Aroma: toasted almonds/marshmallow, slight fruitiness, floral noble hop character

Taste: Toast bread and slight sweet fruitiness to the malt character, finish with balanced floral hop and well rounded taste;

Mouthfeel: lagery crispness with medium body; little bit of snap to it; medium carbonation

Overall impression: Great, easy-drinking, flavorful lager that could be happily consumed daily or in session. Toasted bread and floral Tettnang hop flavor dominate to bring a well balanced and rounded flavor to the palate.

dwren89, Jul 05, 2013
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anaids, Jul 03, 2013
Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 7,249 ratings.