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

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9,229 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,061
Reviews:
2,711
Ratings:
9,229
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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193
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2,615
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Ratings: 9,229 |  Reviews: 2,711
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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of nickthetick
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear light amber into a "Perfect Pint" with a finger of head that hangs around fairly long and leaves some spots on the side.

S: some sweet caramel malt is up front when all of the sudden the light citrus forward hops sneak in and make their presence know subtly.

T: sweet malt, bread/biscuits, apples, oranges and done. In that order just like that. Its simple but almost perfected like a master chef serving up a Mac' and Cheese dish.

MF: lighter body and smooth, steady carbonation keep these going down quite well.

D: overall an extremely well made beer. I think my only problem with it is a problem of mine and comes with the territory. Its simplistic. But its so good and like I said its not the beers fault the trend leans to the over indulged complexity hogs.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours deep golden with a massive white thick head that slowly sinks into nice lacings.

S: Bready malt, somewhat sweet. Some grassy hops. Quite neat and clean.

T: Bready malt, mild sweetness. Hops is both floral and bitter. Some peppers and some undefined fruityness; perhaps red apples.

M: Aftertaste lingers with a bitter, but more sweet feel. Body is medium and creamy while carbonation is mild.

O: A nice beer, nothing too exciting though.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of EJ6759
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in the bottle and poured into a pint glass. I have not had this in ages and forgot that this is one of those iconic beers that changed beer to more of a craft. Great color. Good head. Nice balance and mouthfeel. This is still a very solid craft beer.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of killianf
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the bottle, but took aroma and taste from a third of the bottle poured into a glass tumbler.

Appearance: Deep amber, orange in colour. Thin one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly and does not leave too much lacing. Carbonation is light.

Aroma: First thing to hit me was the chocolatey, toffee like smell, sweet notes, hint of fruit, probably berries. Certainly a 'sticky' sweet chocolate/toffee smell.

Mouthfeel: Mild, not very lively, a bit dry but not like an ale. Pleasant for a lager.

Taste: Woody, smokey tastes at first, with a sweet finish. In this I got a hint of the toffee note in the aroma, and perhaps fruit. Aftertaste lingers for quite a while, the grainy, woody taste and eventually a strong flavour of fruit.

Overall: A fantastically complex lager that is one of my favourites of the style now. Very drinkable, will definitely be picking up more for the fridge.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,229 ratings
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