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

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very good
9,110 Ratings
Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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
Ratings:
9,110
Reviews:
2,688
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
2,522
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 9,110 |  Reviews: 2,688
Photo of cmurphy7
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I consider this the benchmark beer in the craft world. average across the board. Boston Beer just hasn't kept up with the innovation happening in the craft beer world. Sam was an innovative beer 30 years ago, and remains a benchmark, but can't hold a candle to today's new craft beers.

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Photo of cmukid87
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An easy drinking beer a friend brought over after work. It's good but didn't excite me as there is nothing especially notable about it. I'd not turn it down if offered but I would never personally purchase it. Too many amazing beers out there to settle for ok.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Vach33
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hephaestos
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edrip222
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichaelGennings
4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer is golden in colour - almost amber - with a nice, fluffy white head.

The smell is light hops and barley malt. Overall, the aroma is light but very present and pleasing.

The beer tastes of barley malt, a hint of caramel, a bit of white bread crust, and hop bitterness at the end.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the finish is smooth and dry.

If you enjoy lagers I would certainly recommend trying this one.

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Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeanAmbrose
2.66/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a plastic cup. Nice amber color and typical beer smell. Slightly sweet without being cloying. Mouth feel was smooth with a pleasant aftertaste lingering in the back of the throat. Overall good beer. Solidly crafted. Date on the bottle read May 2017. While the Samuel Adams company is based in Boston, Ma this particular batch was from my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Photo of SpongeHop
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - nice amber brown.
S & T - toasted bread maltiness; caramelly sweetness.
F - nice and light, very sessionable.

O - decent for a lager. Quite sweet, though, very caramelly, but quite flavorful for a beer with such a low ABV, to be fair. So if you're into the sweeter/caramelly stuff and don't feel like ordering a heavy-hitter, this one's for you.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Btip1969
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wydok
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of npachl
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a nice copper hue with a thick head. Head dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is of caramel. Taste is malty, a little fruity. I’ve never been a big fan of this beer, but it’s definitely drinkable.

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Photo of aidanb1205
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RAFH
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raphaellima
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GulDukat88
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pav42
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,110 ratings.
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