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

BA SCORE
86
very good
9,155 Ratings
Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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
Ratings:
9,155
Reviews:
2,700
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
2,555
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a nonic pint.

A- pours a nice amber/copper color topped with a big tan head, leaves good lacing.

S- lots of caramel and grainy malt, some light grassy hops.

T- loads of malt, caramelly and sweet, some grain and spicy, black peppery and grassy hops, bitterness just provides balance and let's the caramel take over.

M- medium bodied, smooth feel, way drinkable.

O- a classic, its fallen out of my regular beers recently but I'll have to go back to it more often because it's still a great, tasty beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh how i have yearned for this delicious treat all semester! (I usually have to frequent PBR or Keystone Ice. YUCK!)

OK THEN!

AR: Quite malty. Maple Syrup notes. Sweet hoppiness. I'm a little underwhelmed, but it still smells delicious!

AP: Practically looks like maple syrup. Lovely head retention (about 1.25"). Good lacing.

T: God, it's good. Maple syrup, hops, malty sweetness. Very robust throughout. A little acidic in the end, however nothing is offensive. Very nice drinking. Good with burgers or wings or steak.

MF: I won't lie, i was looking for a little more carbonation, but it suffices. Frothy and creaminess throughout.

O: One of my favorites and something i try to have often. Decently priced. Yeah, there's quite a few better beers, but this one definitely deserves respect.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,155 ratings.
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