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

BA SCORE
86
very good
9,137 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:
9,137
Reviews:
2,696
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
2,539
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,137 |  Reviews: 2,696
Photo of Texasfan549
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tuowl74a
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Golden honey in color. Nice clarity. Head a little rocky and off white. Great one finger retention and nice lacing.

S- Strong toasty malt. Earthy hop character is mild, maybe a little spicy notes as well. Caramelization sweetness.

T- Toasty with subdued earth and spice hop character. Again, slight caramel sweetness.

M- Medium body, well balanced, with clean finish. Great toasty aftertaste.

O- Obviously a classic. Quite a refreshing change from light lagers. Toast and sweetness are nice.

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Photo of Nolster
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spencer96
1.6/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Pours a nice amber with retentive head. Smell is mild, of some sweet caramel malts, some hops maybe some orange rind. Taste is nicely balanced, goes down smooth, finishes on the hoppy side but does not linger. It will often be the best by far the best choice among a set of drafts at a restaurant.

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Photo of huthuty
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful medium amber with little head, smells sweetly of cereal and a little hops, not to the point it's overpowering, a very balanced and light smell
Taste is complex yet light, a good lager taste with hops that are undeniably present
This is an amazing beer that's also immensely drinkable, not my favorite style, but this sh#t is good

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Photo of itsZachShaw
4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerGray27
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Heavily under rated.

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Photo of StormAles
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djl1983
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alfredogz99
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me of a pale Ale due to its fruit aromas. Compared to most lagers You can really feel the scents working altogether with the gas rather than only gas (most lagers)

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Photo of JohnnyLaw
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kayakguy
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Easy to understand why this beer is so popular. My go to beer when eating out and selection is limited. A great starter beer for those getting in to the craft type of beer.

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Photo of tallpaullbc
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a "go to" beer for anyone that likes flavor in their beer. It's great with meals. It can be a bit heavy, but all in all it's a great, flavorful beer.

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Photo of Beerisgood69
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Albertdidz
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teambeer
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisTeamSucks
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoov2303
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,137 ratings.
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