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

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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
9,250 Ratings
Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

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

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

473 ml can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear orange / copper color. Lots of effervescent bubbles rising to the dense two finger head of frothy white white foam. Nice sticky lacing left on the glass. Great looking beer.

Smell - Floral, light grassy notes, but slight pine undercurrent like a toned down IPA. Mild yet a good nose with excellent balance.

Taste - Mild, slight earthy bitter finish, but delicious. The floral and fruity aspects of flavor linger but are blended with a mild malt backbone. Crisp hops come through too. Again this beer is very well balanced for something that is this easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and refreshing, well-carbonated.

Overall - Excellent daily drinker that is accessible, reasonably priced and serves as an excellent starter beer for trying to convert friends to the craftier side of beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of jcubz
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best lagers around.

A - Nice rich gold color Good head but fades quick.

S - Good hop aroma

T - Pronounce hop taste and flavour. Good malt for base, but hops are the star.

M - Smooth. Just the right carbonation. Easy to drink.

O - Great choice. I'll be buying it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams pint glass

Appearance: pours a hazy golden amber with a full finger of white head that slowly disappeared into a coating of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Very malty, like fresh bread with some floral notes, like clover and hay. Some caramel in the nose as well, but only a little.

Taste: Lots of malt up front with a slightly sweet center and then a nicely balanced hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: medium with some nice carbonation to tickle the taste buds. Actually, it’s a little creamy too.

Overall: Pretty good, if not slightly better than pretty good. Actually this is the first Samuel Adams Boston Lager that I’ve had in a while, several years in fact, and I have to say that it’s much better than I remember. Boston Lager used to be too hoppy for me, but the hops seems to have mellowed, either that or my taste buds/sensitivity to hops must have developed more.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,250 ratings
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