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

very good
9,155 Ratings
Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass... (finally, I'm actually drinking the beer from the company that designed these... in the glass they designed)

An easy to drink, really good beer.

Great amber color. Really awesome fresh smell. Taste is smooth with just a bit of bitterness.

This is a very good beer and I can see how it helped lead them to the success they have today. I don't always love every Samuel Adams I try... but I do respect them and like to try their beers still.. even with all of the "cooler" craft breweries out there now.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - A nice amber color with a head that lasts quite a while. Some lacing is also on the glass.

Smell - The malts are the main smell, with a sweet scent. There is a bit of a metallic smell.

Taste - Once again the malts stand out providing a nice toasted taste. The hops bitterness can also be tasted but it faded quickly. A very simple taste that stays the same when drinking the beer.

Mouthfeel - Quite carbonated, but not overpowering and just right for the beer. A nice medium body that works with the lager.

Overall - I've enjoyed Sam Adams Boston Lager for several years. Actually sitting down and analyzing it I come to the same conclusion as I also have had. This is a good beer, but it will not blow you away with a groundbreaking, complex taste. And I feel that is how this beer should be.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

The lager poured out from a bottle into a pint glass, and was clear gold in colour. It had a very wheaty and hoppy nose. The wheat carried out more predominantly within the taste than did the hops detected in the nose. No real aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,155 ratings.
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