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

BA SCORE
86
very good
9,136 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:
9,136
Reviews:
2,696
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
2,538
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,136 |  Reviews: 2,696
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of augustgarage
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBE August, 2012. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Moonlight shaped pint glass.

Brilliantly clear orange peel/amber liquid is topped by a low creamy layer of off-white foam. Light sticky lacing, good retention.

Clean faintly nutty/toasty malt aromatics. Perhaps a very light grassy note from noble hops?

Bready (or rather, toasty) palate entry with layers of malt. Moderate, clean, hay-like bitterness leads into a pleasing rather dry finish.

Light-bodied, zesty mouthfeel.

A very good example of the style. Easy to drink, but it "scales" well for the appreciation of the beer enthusiast as well.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Almost always the best beer available at places that aren't craft beer oriented.

Very nice looking beer, good dark colour, still some transparency.

Smell of hops and slight but of fruit, nice strong taste, with a little bitterness at the end.

A go to beer on many occasions.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely light golden amber with a good sized head and wonderful retention. Nice lacing. Smell carries a nice malt sweetness and good yeasty bread with a lovely spiciness and light leafy hop character. Taste is well balanced with a solid, bready malt core of caramel with a hint of molasses and caramel sweetness. Superbly balanced hop bitterness is an artful combination of florals and spicy but gentle Sazz like notes. Feel is crisp with mildly a carbonated, almost creamy touch. Light enough for sessioning but enough weight to satisfy with one. A great beer in total and one I enjoy again and again. If my drinking consisted of this and a few choice now and thens I would find enough quality, variety, and flavor to be happy.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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