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:
#23,939
Reviews:
2,721
Ratings:
9,291
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of Profundobaso
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

Look - golden-amber in color, one finger head with excellent lacing retention. A near perfect look.
Smell - biscuits, malts, brown sugar, and light hoppiness.
Taste - malty flavor initially hits palate first, with a slight bite of bitterness and some hoppiness near the end. very well-balanced.
Feel - light/medium bodied, medium/high carbonation, and low ABV .
Overall - the flagship is still one of their bests. I like all of the seasonal and experimental offerings, but it's always nice to come back to this one. easily drinkable on any occasion.

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Photo of brew-Ed
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcrech
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tguillette
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An old stand by living in New England. SA lager is a simple and enjoyable beer. It is not as robust as the Winter lager made by SA but overall is a very smooth beer. You can enjoy many and always find this on tap.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2018-01-16 in Bolingbrook, IL from a 12oz bottle at a Chinese restaurant while waiting for my takeout order to be ready.

Surprised I'd never reviewed this until today since I've had it many times. It's a quite enjoyable Vienna Lager. Perhaps not as punchy as the Neshaminy Creek Churchville Lager that typically frequents my fridge, but it hit the spot and it made me consider buying this for home now and again.

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

Photo of IpeeA
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrliteral
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavetotheB
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdorn
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of omahawk
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great, unique American lager. Beautiful copper light brown with faint lacing. Strong malt smell with faint spicy hop aroma. Taste is caramel sweetness with a hint of toast, followed by an assertive, pleasant earthy and spicy hops. A very drinkable beer. If your local brewery made this, you’d think it was the best “drinking beer” in town.

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

Photo of edward_boumil
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

IDK how I haven't gotten around to rating this yet
L: Looks solid. Have it in one of those Samuel Smith pint glasses you can get in packs at stores, always helps produce a nice head. So this pour gave an incredibly nice, frothy head, spotty lace. Beer is amber/orange in color.
S: Smells malty, sweet. Toast, caramel, toffee, a bit of citrus. Floral hop notes. Inviting
T: Drinks rather dry, drier than it smells. Malts provide a slightly caramelized sugar sweetness though its light. Hops shine more here, provide a vibrant citrus flavor with a light and crisp bitterness throughout the palate.
F: Pretty drinkable/quaffable. Carbonation is high and slightly prickly, beer is smooth and easy to drink. Body is not quite as light as say, a Helles, but still very light nonetheless.
O: Really is a quintessential lager, perfect gateway to craft, but something you can always return to after diving into the rabbit hole and still enjoy. Enough complexity to keep you intrigued, but not too much as to scare off the newcomer. Great beer, definitely a classic.

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Photo of Rabideeyore
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dwoolley1
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyB515
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris36
4.64/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pro45
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a Sam Adams glass. Copper in color with a three finger head that lasted a bit. Smells of caramel malts, spice, a little bit of hops. Taste is caramel, toffee, hoppy, fruity. Light to medium mouthfeel. This is one of my favorite amber lagers in this style. Could drink this all day.

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Photo of tc1072
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,291 ratings
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