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

BA SCORE
86
very good
9,078 Ratings
Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9,078
Reviews:
2,679
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
2,498
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: poured from 12 oz bottle (bbd Mar 13) into pint glass, crystal clear deep copper color, light head with little lacing, lively stream of bubbles
S: toasted caramel, toffee, floral hops
T: malt up front, toasted bread, caramel, dry clean hop finish
M: medium body with good carbonation, refreshing finish
O: a good place for folks to start enjoying craft, some sweetness without overpowering hops, good balance, refreshing lager qualities make for easy drinkability

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Boston lager...it's the best tasting thing on earth when it's bought on tap from a restaurant or bar. I have gone to crappy restaurants in the past JUST BECAUSE THEY HAD BOSTON LAGER ON TAP. Sadly, I have yet to drink a boaton lager from a bottle that tastes anything like the kegged version. It always tastes more bitter, and there is none of the bready, sweet malt finish that i get on tap. i had always chalked it up to being skunked by light or from sitting too long on the shelf. That's why I had been anxiously awaiting the new Sam can. No light contamination, brand new product.
Today, I bought a 12 pack. I am sad to say that the experience was a huge letdown. Out of the can or poured into a glass, the beer tasted flat and bitter with an almost sour aftertaste, like vinegar. think i have decided that I am finished with spending money on boston lager from a store. It's just a different beer from what is put in kegs. Even Guinness with their nitrogen tap manages to bottle something that tastes the same as on tap. Get it together sam

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,078 ratings.
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