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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Simply put, it's my new favorite beer.
A few weeks ago I watched "how it's made" and they showed Sam Adams Boston Lager and it got my interest up.
I'd had it before, over 10 years ago before I really got into beer other than the obvious reasons.
I go for the taste above all. It's a dark amber, almost copper color.
I'm a Pils fan, but I really like the big malty flavor that is balanced by the strong Hop presence.
I love it though it's a bit expensive in Utah(just under $12 a 6 pack)
I ordered a "Perfect Pint" and am looking forward to using it.

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

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color. The beer has a finger tall creamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with some light amounts of sweetness and floral hops.

T: The beer has flavors of both caramel malts (contributing some sweetness) and biscuit malts. There is a light presence of floral hops that contribute some light bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and definitely quite sessionable. To me this was a gateway beer to the craft beer scene, way back in the early 1990s when I first started to drink it. The beer has a nice flavor but it is not one of my overall favorites.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a sam adams perfect pint glass

A: pours a crystal clear light golden color with a large amount of very active carbonation bubbles and a finger of very fine bubbled pure white head which lingers nicely and is slightly creamy in character on its surface, leaves a nice amount of spotty lacing on the glass
S: a pretty interesting scent with a nice sweetness like grapes and a nice light malt character like white bread
T: begins with a nice clean hop note which is lightly floral and hits on the palate for the first half of the sip, it is then backed out by a nice gentle malt character which lends way to a fresh sweetness like cane sugar which lingers on the palate nicely afterwards
M: pretty strong carbonation tingle, then becomes a bit of a fizzy yet creamy character which bubbles its way across the palate before leaving the mouth nicely dry and yet clean
O: a nicely hopped and complex lager which dances across the palate with a pleasant character and overall crisp taste, just plain well rounded

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,248 ratings
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