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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
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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: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the "1001 Beers to Try Before You Die" -- #18 of the ones I've reviewed here.

A very famous beer in America -- came up with the craft beer revolution and has risen to the point where now it's probably the best mass-produced beer in America. I've never been in a bar that didn't have it, anyway.

I don't think it's a great beer, but it's okay. Pours a kind of bronzish color, with not much of a head. The mouthfeel here is sharper/more effervescent than I seem to remember it being, that may have something to do with the little notch at the side of the label telling me I bought this a couple weeks past it's "brewery fresh taste" deadline.

It's a Vienna Lager and generally follows that path. I detected a somewhat bready nose but that might be the age of the beer. Some hops, and some caramelly-malted sweetness -- not as much as you get in other, more famous examples of it's type but it's there. A reasonably crisp finish.

I would call this beer "okay". It's a good "okay" beer -- if you're looking for something to drink, and the place you're at doesn't have much, they'll probably have this. And while it won't wow you, it'll be...okay.

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22oz bomber poured into pint glass.

This beer pours a nice even amber color with a thick two-three finger creamy head. Looks a whole lot nicer than I remember. This beer also has some of the best lacing I've seen in a lager, up and down the whole edge of the glass.

It's pretty average when it comes to aroma, just your common run of the mill lager smells, although it was a tad bit fruiter then most. Taste wise this thing is in the top tier of American lagers. Runs a bit dry at times but overall is at the head of the class.

I'm very glad I decided to try this beer again. After many years of passing it by on the store shelfs this will be one I pick up more often.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,248 ratings
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