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

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3.74/5
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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:
#26,031
Reviews:
2,754
Ratings:
9,463
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
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Ratings: 9,463 |  Reviews: 2,754
Photo of ghasting
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Cdriver0414
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of draegerjosh
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kdouble
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haildelsol
2.42/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Photo of codytwo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hottenot
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got me back into good bier after being back from Germany for about 3 years. Forgot that bier could have a flavor and Samuel Adams was a favorite for a number of years before Craft really took off.

Sweet and bitter. Smells a little like an IPA, but doesn't taste like one due to the low bitterness. Does not improve when warming, Nice to revisit a classic.

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Photo of jft944
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tb77
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dtevans5
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of TeeCee
2.43/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rsteeves97
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- On the dark side of amber, and as clear as the glass. Pours with thin white head that reduces to lacing.
S- Fresh grains and toasty malts, promising.
T- Immediately toasty, and that builds. If blind-folded I certainly wouldn't suggest this could be a lager. I think it tastes more like something between a bitter and pale ale, It's pleasant but not quite what I expected.
M- It's got a prominent feel, I don't think I could make a session beer of it.
O- Perhaps a better style for me in autumn/winter.
Bought in London (Waitrose?). No BB to be found on the lables, glass, nor cap...

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Photo of rickyfinn
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Needs to evolve into a more subtle lager. Right now it comes down like an uninspired IPA. Like a good steak with too much salt on it.

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Photo of beertaker
4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EAR
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewme
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have been drinking this for about twenty five years. I am almost exclusively an IPA guy these days, but can appreciate a good lager. This is always a safe choice when out a bar.

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Photo of zach_tateman
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akme223
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in mug, pours an amber color, can clearly see through beer. Head dissipates but leaves a ring of lace. Decent lacing on glass while drinking.

Breaddy smell mainly, picking up hint of spice.

Malty and sweet on the front, get some caramel taste but then that bit of herbal spice at the end.

It’s very well balanced, perfect amount of hops to offset the caramel. Easy drinking.

Overall it’s a very solid beer. Like most, one of the beers that got me away from macros into craft brews. It’s a very enjoyable beer that fits in the middle ground that can stay in the fridge and be enjoyed by macro and craft drinkers alike.

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Photo of mehak
1.91/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,463 ratings