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

very good
9,082 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): 4.90%

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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The archetype of Samuel Adams beers, had this many, many times, time to give a proper review.
Served in a chalice.

A: Pours a clear light, golden copper color with a thin off white head with minimal retention and minimal lacing. Slightly bubbly.

S: Smells of wheat, yeast, malts, honey, floral hues

T: Smooth, sweet flavor, wheat, grains, malts, yeast, brown sugars, honey, spices, hints of hops, floral flavors

M: A bit on the carbonated side but doesn't negate the well balanced flavors, good sweetness to it. Medium bodied.

O: This is one of Sam Adams best known beers and for a good reason. One of the best wheat beers you can find, and for a good price. An excellent session beer great for any season. Recommended.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: light orange, fluffy white head,, crystal clear
Aroma: flowery hops, bready
Taste: flower hops, slightly sweet, finishes a little dry , malty, touch of citrus
Feel: moderate thickness, well carbonated
Overall: great beer

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,082 ratings.
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