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

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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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams Boston Lager was the first beer I learned to drink and not hate, so it will probably always hold a special place with me.

I think it actually was their marketing campaign that caused me to end up picking it out of the cooler when going to the party that fateful night, to be honest.

Before this, it was nothing but Labatt Blue and Keystone Light at every party I went to. I grew very, very tired of those brews very, very quickly. I thought to myself: "There REALLY must be more to beer than this."

It turns out, there is.

Boston Lager is a good introduction to a fully flavored beer. Most people I've found seem to think it tastes gross, or too bitter, etc. at first tasting. Then a few months later I offer it to them again, and usually they'll have a couple.

Fast forward a few months and I'll see them leaving the grocery store with a pack of Guinness Draught. You gotta start somewhere!

For as mass produced as it is, the flavor is really excellent, and it is a very solid beer overall. The color is nice, the feel in the mouth doesn't offend, and the hops carry the beer to a finish that very few beers, if any, can match on this scale of production.

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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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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,314 ratings