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

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3.74/5
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9,383 Ratings
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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:
#26,497
Reviews:
2,739
Ratings:
9,383
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 9,383 |  Reviews: 2,739
Photo of shrimply_pibbles
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Your typical american lager. Amber color, some spicy flavor. Nice aroma. I agree with the other reviews, it goes great with bar food. Good beer overall.

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Photo of joeywheeler
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Justincredble
4.68/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DingusKhann
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a medium amber color. The head of the beer is very light and dissipates quickly. The aroma is slightly spicy, which continues into the first taste. The flavor is crisp and just a little thin, composed mainly by faintly spicy hops and underlined by some yeastiness. The feel of this beer is very thin, which I expected from a lager. The thin texture fits well with the amount of carbonation present. Overall, for a 12 pack at roughly $14 ($1.16 ea.), this beer is a good daily drinker. I would recommend this to go with fatty or fried foods such as burgers, pizzas, or nachos.

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Photo of Luis_Alberola
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerguy1990
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Magnus_Yeflwulf
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my go to lager. It isn't complex. But is has enough malty taste to set itself above the standard American Lager.

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Photo of hopguy28
2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Maestroreed
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ibanez2k
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, golden body with fluffy white head. No lacing and that’s ok.

Crisp biscuit malts and light bitter hops served over a medium carbonation. Very clean.

Pretty good.

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Photo of rmarquardt17
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebadone24
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

While not necessarily perfect (or even my go-to when given a choice), Sam Adams is probably my favorite of the "mass produced" American beers. Also, I recognize that the introduction of this line inspired a nation of American beer drinkers to ask themselves "Wait... why DO we tolerate bland beer in this country?!" People who are trying to get into craft beers will undoubtedly seek out Sam Adams the same way someone seeks out Metallica before listening to other forms of heavy metal and you know what? That's perfectly cool if it leads them to bigger, better things.

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Photo of CDNAlky
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Really the reason American brewing has come around. Started the craft movement in the States and still the only drinkable mass market American beer.

That sells the beer short. It IMHO stands up as a great beer on its own.

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Photo of bluemac
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of l2t
1.83/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The Budweiser of craft brews. Weak body. Thin taste. Just nothing going on. I can't for the life of me understand why this brewery is still around. My only guess is they got a lead with marketing and distributors in the area. Mediocre formulaic restaurants want one craft beer to put next to their Bud, Miller, and Coors taps so they carry Sam Adams.

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Photo of Fading2black
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Foxman27
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wattie83
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of norkel333
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,383 ratings