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:
#24,369
Reviews:
2,723
Ratings:
9,310
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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

Photo of Jacobus79
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jim67
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A classic and for a macro still a favorite

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

Photo of Oleksandr2012
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,310 ratings