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

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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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

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

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12 oz. bottle, the label on the side of the bottle is notched at best by June 2013. Poured into my Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Somewhat darkish amber color with a nice finger of fluffy draft head. Steady bubbles rushing up to the top. Scattered lacing.

S - Light toasted malts with a very light lemon hop scent but it's all very faint, and there is little else happening here. Some kind of a fruity dark cherry presence buried in there also that I can't place.

T - More smooth, less carbonated, and hoppier than I was expecting from this beer. Lagers usually tend to disappoint me, and Samuel Adams always tends to lean toward mediocre, but they've impressed me here.

M - Well-balanced, well-bodied, sweet fruit sugar aftertaste, & some sticky bitter hop lingerance.

Overall, the simple yet highly drinkable inaugural brew from Samuel Adams. Definitely recommended for people who enjoy Lagers and perhaps even for those who don't. Not the most exciting of all beers brewed by The Boston Beer Company, but definitely one you'll want to revisit every now and again.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager ---4/5.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,287 ratings
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