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

Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
9,203 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a frosted chalice glass.

A: Pours pretty clear into the chalice, with a clear yet reddish-orange tinge.

S: Fairly strong hoppy smell. Strongest smell of hops I've encountered in a lager. Didn't dislike, but unexpected.

T: Strong initial hops flavor, but dissipates into a nice smoothness with tinges of alcohol as it finishes. Very impressed for a company that I've dismissed quite heavily. Quite sessionable as well.

M: Again, some hops bitterness/bite initally, but this dissipates to smoothness with some carbonation on the tongue. Overall, quite smooth.

O: Not a huge fan of the lager style overall, but this is quite the flavorful beer for its ABV. Would buy again.

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

For the purposes of this review, had this poured from the bottle into a pint glass...but I've probably had about a hundred of these in my life. And it never disappoints. One of the best cold-brewed beers around. The color is an amazing copper. There's a nice hoppiness and malt balance that's very good. Very nice, full-bodied lager.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,203 ratings
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