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

Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
9,204 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): 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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its hard to believe I havent gotten around to reviewing this one yet so here goes nothin'. Pours very clear, dark amber, with a few fingers of slowly settling off white head and nice clingy lacing. Bready malt aroma with some earthy, floral hop notes emerging and light sweetness.

The flavor is straightforward enough, with ample bready malt that has a mildly toasty character, some floral hop notes, fairly restrained bitterness, and a bit of caramel sweetness that dries up well in the finish.

The body is medium and carbonation is good; drinks smoothly and very easily. This is an American classic, an early, seminal craft lager that shouldn't be overlooked. It will be disdained, or at least ignored, by nouveau drinkers of big, bigger, biggest beers, but its solid and dependable and a nice session choice to boot.

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

On tap

Clear rusty Orange hue with a clingy white head.

Rich mouthfeel. Pungent piney and earthy hops on the nose. Concise and well blended flavors. Light toasted malt, touches of caramel, citrus, lemongrass and pine all throughout. Brisk carbonation with a clean and dry finish. Perfect amount of bitterness. Some tinniness on the finish.

A great flavorful and easy drinking lager. little hoppy for a vienna lager, but pretty damn good and available almost everywhere.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,204 ratings
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