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

very good
9,136 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): 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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Poured in to a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass with a golden-amber color and almost a finger of a foamy white head.

The smell is of mild hops, some gains and grassiness, and a bready sweetness from the malts, maybe a bit of a floral scent.... smells refreshing.

The first taste is sweet malts followed by a little hop bitterness, some citrus, and herbs.... such a crisp and rich tasting lager. I could drink these all day!

As with many people this is the beer that introduced me to the craft industry, and still to this day remains a beer that i can always count on for a quality, well balance beer... shocked that i am just now appreciating it enough to review! I have so much respect for Jim Koch and Sam Adams and what they have done for the beer industry. Cheers!!

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,136 ratings.
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