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

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Samuel Adams Black LagerSamuel Adams Black Lager

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,438 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,438
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 45
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheJudge on 12-27-2004)
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Alacranlmc

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

06-22-2014 07:38:40 | More by Alacranlmc
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-22-2014 05:11:15 | More by Jasoncolliver
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-21-2014 21:35:38 | More by jonny1138
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CoreyClark

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

06-21-2014 19:48:19 | More by CoreyClark
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JJChrist

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

06-21-2014 19:46:54 | More by JJChrist
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-19-2014 22:29:33 | More by HattedClassic
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pixarnick

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-18-2014 23:41:12 | More by pixarnick
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Bailey316


4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-18-2014 21:48:01 | More by Bailey316
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

06-16-2014 21:11:51 | More by thestoutmaster
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Alex-Alkis

Sweden

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-16-2014 20:52:35 | More by Alex-Alkis
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JordanHageman

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-16-2014 18:53:30 | More by JordanHageman
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-13-2014 23:22:04 | More by thatoneguymike
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mrjmann

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-08-2014 20:59:34 | More by mrjmann
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-06-2014 20:10:12 | More by Dicers
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

06-04-2014 18:13:48 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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Glanzman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-02-2014 16:36:24 | More by Glanzman
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Mxsluis

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-01-2014 14:38:47 | More by Mxsluis
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-01-2014 13:03:28 | More by Poupae
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1Sundown2C

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-28-2014 23:50:32 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Std73

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-28-2014 14:38:28 | More by Std73
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/2014. Pours crystal clear deep brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, plum, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, plum, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, chocolate, roast, raisin, plum, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a damn nice schwarzbier! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 03:40:51 | More by superspak
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-27-2014 21:40:27 | More by Durandal_777
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

what a fantastic black lager. the best of both worlds here, almost as much a baltic porter as a schwarzbier really, robust malt profile, earthy and heavily roasted, with a nutty middle and a lot of body for such a quick finish. dark in color too, pushing black, with a matte finish, well carbonated, and thin on the head. it smells nutty and toasty like good roasted barley, but not bitter or super dense like some can be, this stays light while holding onto that extremely deep dark grain element. really a great success here. lager yeast has a lot of flavor this time around, and with the dark malt, its like the burnt flakes on the crust of a properly cooked wood fired pizza, it has that char and dough thing working well for it. hoppy too for an almost macro brew, biting in the finish, more than balancing to the flavoring level, but its all in excellent proportion. lively carbonation makes it feel rather light for its color, and it ends up being a sessionable and quenching drink. sam adams has some really solid basic beers in their lineup, and this is a prime example that beer doesnt have to be complex to be delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 00:23:30 | More by StonedTrippin
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-22-2014 17:21:45 | More by NJBeer265
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-20-2014 08:41:23 | More by zestar
Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,438 ratings.