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

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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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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
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed a six pack for my wife because she enjoyed the Guinness black lager so much and I was sick of her drinking my beers! Pours very black with a light caramel hue. It goes down smooth, maybe not quite as smooth as the Guinness black, but there is a lot more flavor here than from Guinness. This is a very solid beer, drinks well and has a lot of flavor. Good brew for a quiet Monday night.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 01:08:05 | More by tmbgnicu
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ZOSO2192

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-30-2014 19:04:17 | More by ZOSO2192
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dansushi

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-27-2014 03:47:20 | More by dansushi
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-17-2014 17:11:11 | More by csfcmitchell
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Badger6

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-17-2014 00:27:41 | More by Badger6
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richaa01

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-16-2014 21:35:12 | More by richaa01
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-16-2014 13:40:47 | More by Fettpopps
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-14-2014 01:28:33 | More by dbarny76
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best before May 2014 notched on the label. Another new beer to me from Samuel Adams, this one a schwarzbier, not a style I am too familiar with. Acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark cola brown, nearly opaque in the glass with some dark ruby showing near the edges. A finger and a half of khaki-tan head. Some okay scattered lacing throughout.

S - Smell is pretty light, but what's there is nice. Some roasty chocolate malt presence, subtle hints of char / smoke, some creaminess / soapiness, and perhaps just a bit of lightly earthy hop-derived fruitiness.

T - Taste follows the nose - roasted chocolate / caramel malt, some dry graininess, woodsy, smoke & char, and some underlying tart dark fruit (figs, dates, raisins, prunes).

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, creamy, and lightly roasty on the finish. Mild bitterness left on the palate. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, of the three schwarzbiers I have had so far, this has been the best of them. An accessible, approachable take on the style, that's for sure. One of the more impressive beers I have had lately from the Boston Beer Company. Well done, guys.

Samuel Adams Black Lager ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 02:57:03 | More by mfnmbvp
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-10-2014 22:41:58 | More by Buck_Jones
Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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