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

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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
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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: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a classic of the American craft beer movement that I've had many times. However, I have yet to review this beer. The bottle is labeled best by September 2012.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear amber with a large, white head that dissipates slowly. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Lacing is left behind on the glass as the head dissipates. There is excellent head retention for this beer. The aroma is of sweet and bready malts and citrus and floral hops.

The taste is a balance of mildly sweet and bready malts and hop flavors. Hop bitterness balances the back end well without a strong lingering aftertaste. There is mild citrus from the hops present in the flavor. The flavors are well balanced. The body is light to medium with adequate carbonation. The finish is dry. It is refreshing The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer that pairs well with meals or as a regular session beer.

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12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Medium amber color with a 2-finger white pillowy head. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass so there’s lots of bubbles, great retention, and really nice lacing.

S - Caramel, grainy, and bread-like malt with citrus, earthy, and floral hop aromas. Nice and balanced aroma with a great amount of hops for a lager.

T - Starts off with sweet caramel and bread-like flavors, builds into citrus hops, and finishes with a pleasantly bitter earthy and grassy hop profile with some toasted malt mixed in. Once again, nicely balanced.

F - Light-to-medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a nice dry and bitter finish. Toasted malt and grassy hop flavors linger.

O - Sam Adams’ flagship beer is a solid one. There’s nothing outstanding going on here, but it is a very well-balanced beer with a diverse profile of malt and hop aromas and flavors. Great example of a Vienna lager. There’s a reason why this is known as a “gateway” beer into the craft world - it’s available almost everywhere, cheap, sessionable, not offensive in any way, and damn tasty.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,257 ratings
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