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:
#25,703
Reviews:
2,753
Ratings:
9,449
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
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4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerforlife
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

All in all a wonderful lager. Wheat harvest. Hickory. A slight hoppy bite to finish and dry the malt. The one thing I love about this beer is its texture. Have yet to brew a beer with such texture. 4 stars to the brew master a Sam Adams

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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmokySignals
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I finally gave in to the constant attack of ads on tv and got a 6 pack and poured it into a pub glass with a nice enough head, That left quickly, so don't blink. Shows up Tobacco amber/brown and it's perfectly, perfectly clear. Great appearance really. The tase... uh yeah well about that. A little bitter and thin for a lager of any kind. Not malty enough...really? Shallow and One dimensional. 1 and 2. The feel is good, but the carbonation is just barely enough... The musta been a hit in the 90's or so? Great crisp and clean finish though. And a happy ending (glad it's over). My judgment on the beer: a foul tip.
Won't repeat.
I appreciate SA as an entity, but just can't get on board with their palate.

Might make a good 2 tone with a cheap unlikable stout.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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2.42/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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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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3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got me back into good bier after being back from Germany for about 3 years. Forgot that bier could have a flavor and Samuel Adams was a favorite for a number of years before Craft really took off.

Sweet and bitter. Smells a little like an IPA, but doesn't taste like one due to the low bitterness. Does not improve when warming, Nice to revisit a classic.

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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,449 ratings