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

Pours a nice golden hue with a nice 2finger that laces beautifully. I get a nice earthy maltiness from the nose blended nicely with fresh hops. This has a wonderful medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation that highlights some nice fresh earthy Bavarian hops, deep toasted malts, grain, bread, biscuit, a creaminess near the end that leaves a great malty sweetness in the aftertaste.

A great american brew that is widely available. Less dry than the boston ale, and more hops that seems to blend well.


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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Excellent appearence and smell. Taste a little on the bitter side for me. Good to enjoy one before lunch. Clear golden color. Head not formed well on the glass I used for the taste test. I am not really a fan of bitter beers, maybe I have to get accustomed to it before I can rate another bitter beer

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

Pours a dark amber, with an off-white head leaning towards yellow. Good retention and decent lacing.

Smells of whole grain, roasted malt, bitter herb, and a slight nut aroma.

Taste is hops up front bitter herb and some slight bitter citrus punch. Roasted chewy malt comes next with some caramel notes a nice full body. Finishes dry with a bitter herb bite. An excellent beer. I hadn't had this since I got into craft. Returning to it now, I am surprised how good it still is.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A) Amber in color. Clean looking with bubbles heading to the surface. A nice finger of creamy looking head, that settled to a dusting. A bit of lacing too.

S) Malt dominates the nose with that initial whiff. A real pleasing sweetness, followed by light hops producing an aroma that is grassy and slightly floral.

T) Nice malty sweetness, bready, touch of caramel. This has a nice earthy quality. The hops presence blends in very well. Light grass, with a clean finish.

M) A medium body with not as much carbonation as I thought based upon appearance, but it is done right. This beer is both smooth and refreshing. Nothing wrong with the feel of this one.

O) Lagers kind of get overlooked a bit in my opinion. I myself am slightly guilty of this, so it's always a good idea to enjoy a classic craft brew, such as Boston Lager. This is just a really solid beer, super easy to drink, perfect session option.

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