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

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3.74/5
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9,518 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:
#26,862
Reviews:
2,764
Ratings:
9,518
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
2,805
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Ratings: 9,518 |  Reviews: 2,764
Photo of KMcGrath
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jguzman718
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kreg02
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dr441
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drak-Nib
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big head when I poured it into my glass. Nice combination of bitter/sweet for the first mouthful. That soapy aftertaste M. mentioned is kind of present, but not anything terrible. Getting in the vicinity of hoppitude. This despite a 30 IBU rating. Maybe they’re actually putting soap in the mix. The finish is definitely soapy. I think I have two or three more of these in the fridge from my variety pack, and they ain’t that good. Yeesh. 2017/09/11

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Photo of Milktoast75
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A decent drinkable lager. Refreshing taste. Not too much of anything. Clean crispy. I can’t find anything not to like. My sample from a 12 oz btl. Best from a ice cold fresh tap. I will buy again as a change of pace not super what I want beer.

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Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ananddullabh
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicnemesis
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raleigh97
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TDougher
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pohr10
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rex35
2.59/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Yuck. Feels nice but taste like pennies. Ugh! No more.

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Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a decent beer, but it still does not deserve the praise that it gets. It has a harsh finish going down although I do like it more than Budweiser. Cheers! B-

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2.33/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frenchi
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Al3x_lozano21
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,518 ratings