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

Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
BA SCORE
59.3%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 9,184 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): 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:
#21,852
Reviews:
2,704
Ratings:
9,184
Liked:
5,448
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
2,579
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,184 |  Reviews: 2,704
Photo of elminy
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoppier than I prefer

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Photo of manga98622
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of snakeplissken75
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

SAMUEL ADAMS ALWAYS A GOOD DECISION!

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Photo of deonreds
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brojoho84
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zopiac
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Joint tasting with Boston Lager. Both suffice as well made beers that are acceptable to beer aficiandos and Bud drinkers. Both have a clear amber color that lets you know this isnt Coors. This is a bit hoppier than Fat Tire.

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Photo of Jamesfincher
4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SailIntoTheStout
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by October 2017.
A: Pours a crystal clear golden more amber color with a one inch, white head displaying low retention but good lacing.
S: Floral bouquet with aromas of caramel and toast.
T: Dry with flavors of caramel and biscuit. Bitterness nicely in balance.
M: Light bodied with solid carbonation. Very crisp finish and refreshing.
O: This is really a nicely designed Vienna Lager.

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

Photo of Jcjackson131
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is crisp and clean having yellow to orange colouration. The head is white and shows little retention but good lacing.
S: The aroma has standard barley aroma on top of some sweetness I can't actually think where it comes from. It almost smells like corn but it's unlikely on this beer (or is it?).
T: The taste begins with a sweet touch to the beer, mostly to the wort and sugars of the barley and ends with slightly and very minimal roast of barley and a bitterness that is a bit disappointing.
M: Body is medium to low. Carbonation is perfect. Bitterness is minimal and the end of the sip is sweet. Not a fan.
O: I don't usually play ball with lagers, and this Boston Lager from Samuel Adams is something I won't recall as a good beer for me. Acceptable for a lager, not cool for my type of beer.

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Photo of Beer4B
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TPZEM
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a creamy off-white head. Smells of earthy hops and toasty malts. Tastes slightly sweet with earthy hops. Clean mouthfeel; almost like drinking a very light carbonated water. Soft body, very refreshing. Although not the best Lager you could probably buy, this is definitely a trailblazer and masthead for the style. You could be doing a lot worse, which is surprising considering the company that it comes from is a bigger brewery. Recommended.

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

Photo of singletary
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robertm2152
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BergBeer
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 59.3% out of 100 with 9,184 ratings
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