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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3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just starting out with really trying to taste and enjoy real beers. Thought I'd try one of these, so I poured it into a pilsner.

At first, it had a nice sweet aroma and taste, but as I drank I started to feel more of its bitterness. The aftertaste left somewhat of a sour sensation in my mouth, could've been a bad brew maybe.
However, the sour aftertaste was a minimal setback and this beer's sweetness stayed true.

I think it's a good start for starting to drink better beers, and that said, there are plenty of better beers out there.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When reviewing a lager something to keep in mind is the fruity and complex flavors we look for in ales, whether they're IPA's, stouts, american pale ale, browns, ect. should not be present in a lager. Dunkel, helles, doppelbock, pils and schwarz are all lagers and therefore the most prominent feature in taste should be a clean malt profile; the trademark of a good lager. That being said...

Samuel Adam's Boston Lager pours with a decent two finger head (into a Samuel Adam's glass) and has brilliant clarity and substantial amount of carbonation. The color is a lovely amber/medium caramel and has good lacing.

Pretty mild on the nose but does have nice noble hop aroma and a pretty well defined sweet toasted malt aroma as well.

The beer is slightly sweet and has a great malty flavor with a slight toffee finish. A great session beer and it's availability makes it a great alternative to the BMC versions found everywhere. Highly recommended, especially if you know someone that is a novice when it comes to craft/specialty beers.

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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