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

very good
9,155 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 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in to a pint glass

A- Pours a transparent gold with a foamy half inch head that quickly fades with a moderate amount of lacing. A few tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top if you look hard enough

S- Doesn't smell like your run-of-the-mill lager. The hops hit me first, but were backed up by a strong presence of sweet malts. The smell is a bit flowery and almost like a bread.

T- Follows the nose quite consistently. Anything I noted in the smell I also notice to the same degree in the taste.

M- Crisply carbonated with a light to medium mouthfeel. Good balance here.

O- For some odd reason this was my first tast of the Boston Lager. I picked up the Harvest Collection but left the lagers alone because I thought they couldn't stand up to the other seasonal beers. I sure was wrong. This one is solid, and I understand why this is one of the staples in the craft world. It seems like it would make a great transitional beer from BMC to craft.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,155 ratings.
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