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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,310
Reviews:
2,758
Ratings:
9,479
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
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Photo of BulleitBob
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just reviewed the brewery and the page stated that I had 0 beers from this brewery. The Helles, I say. Since my most recent was a Boston Lager a few days ago, I'll add this one. Definitely mild and drinkable, more pronounced hops than a macrobrew, yet enough to appeal to those who previously drank swill all those years and said, "hey, there's flavor in this bottle!" My hat's off to Jim Koch, who created Boston Lager, and when he got our attention, he offered many more pleasurable beer styles. Enjoy so many of his Noble Pils, porters and stouts and it began with a Boston Lager.

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Photo of Mcb99d
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trapp2424
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gmale9000
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EricPhilpott
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cj2013
2.62/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

good looking and average tasting lager. pretty good but it looses points for that sharp aftertaste. I might try it again to see if its an acquired taste.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdezelick
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good

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Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beer21
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dr441
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drak-Nib
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big head when I poured it into my glass. Nice combination of bitter/sweet for the first mouthful. That soapy aftertaste M. mentioned is kind of present, but not anything terrible. Getting in the vicinity of hoppitude. This despite a 30 IBU rating. Maybe they’re actually putting soap in the mix. The finish is definitely soapy. I think I have two or three more of these in the fridge from my variety pack, and they ain’t that good. Yeesh. 2017/09/11

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Photo of Milktoast75
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A decent drinkable lager. Refreshing taste. Not too much of anything. Clean crispy. I can’t find anything not to like. My sample from a 12 oz btl. Best from a ice cold fresh tap. I will buy again as a change of pace not super what I want beer.

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Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ananddullabh
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicnemesis
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raleigh97
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TDougher
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,479 ratings