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:
#26,497
Reviews:
2,739
Ratings:
9,383
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of Heftklammer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLGull
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canalfisher22
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDWAoT
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vincechan
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tstromer
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goofster
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ndmartinxyz
4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of teromous
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The left side of the label says "FOR BREWERY-FRESH TASTE, ENJOY BEFORE MONTH NOTCHED" with a mark over "AUG 2018"

Appearance: The beer has a brilliantly clear body. The body has a nice copper color with light amber and gold as light passes through. The head is large, white, and rocky.

Aroma: There is a slightly spicy smelling hop aroma with hints of wild flower.

Taste: There isn't a lot of flavor here. It starts out with a bit of alcohol and herbal hops, with a touch of tea-like earthy flavor. The middle is pretty empty. The finish is where this beer really shines. It has this caramel flavor which feels very clean.

Mouthfeel: Wet, easy to drink, light, with a body that sits about 3/4 on the light-to-medium scale. A very faint herbal bitterness in the finish.

Overall: There is nothing interesting or unique about this beer. It rests comfortably at the lower end of Vienna Lagers. It has enough character that is worth drinking but it never tastes especially fresh. I recommend it in a scenario where you can't find a better beer, but overall there are better Vienna Lagers on the market in the U.S.

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

Photo of Ionestar
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heeyongk
4.76/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Alpha-Leader
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spongebob2
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcarlosv
2/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold yellow color, just below medium body and just a little heavy on the carbonation. Aroma isn't overpowering, a little malt and a bitter hop smell.
Taste is pretty similar, much more hop bitterness than expected and kind of masks the malt. Not a bad beer,perfect for party's and guests who are new to craft

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Look: Amber gold with a big white head.

Smell: Surprisingly hoppy, almost like an IPA, backed by citrus.

Taste: Bitter malt, without the hop or really the citrus flavor that the nose would suggest.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick for a lager, with minimal carbonation.

Overall: I'm not too sure on this one. It's supposed to be a Vienna Lager, but it ends up tasting more like an IPA that's gone off.

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

Photo of matuto
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

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

A good beer in a pinch, nothing special about it but it tastes good, is easy to find, and is a good pick if you have to share a 6-pack with friends who aren't beer snobs and won't appreciate barrel aged sours.

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Photo of EvrenBaskan
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,383 ratings