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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

2,427 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 2,427
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 45
Gots: 52 | 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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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
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AMCimpi

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-12-2014 15:02:27 | More by AMCimpi
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Twpsyn

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-07-2014 22:43:44 | More by Twpsyn
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-06-2014 23:11:45 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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whitenads

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-05-2014 18:34:51 | More by whitenads
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dwwnole1

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-03-2014 15:35:16 | More by dwwnole1
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WOSean

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-03-2014 14:52:37 | More by WOSean
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-30-2014 17:07:55 | More by yuenglingfan101
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-28-2014 21:06:59 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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jbeaulieu59

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-28-2014 16:37:42 | More by jbeaulieu59
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robruiz

Nebraska

4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was pretty good. I like that interesting twist of this dark beer. Very interesting flavor, not very easy to describe. Complex, yet smooth. It has the malty flavor you expect from a dark beer, but different from a porter or stout. I would definitely drink this brew again. It reminded me a lot of Xingu.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 16:35:42 | More by robruiz
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littledreamer87

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-27-2014 16:29:58 | More by littledreamer87
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jburris64

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-26-2014 01:49:28 | More by jburris64
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JOldewurtel

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-23-2014 17:53:43 | More by JOldewurtel
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-17-2014 21:13:26 | More by SkinniePost
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Lgarciaosuna

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-11-2014 19:34:16 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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spazx

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-09-2014 01:00:13 | More by spazx
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-08-2014 17:10:36 | More by Oxymoron
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weazle1334

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-06-2014 12:36:02 | More by weazle1334
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-05-2014 18:04:33 | More by WuBByG999
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-03-2014 01:00:44 | More by BigGold
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-01-2014 02:21:14 | More by paulish
Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 2,427 ratings.