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Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
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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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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a light, deep amber. Finger width head that dissipates into a thin but consistent lacing.

Smell - Faint caramel. hints of spice. The lack of a strong aroma is fairly consistent with most SA beers.

Taste - Caramel to start, a touch then follows through to a dry, slightly spicy, slightly grassy bitter-hop finish. Slight metallic twang in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light. Carbonation is a tad on the low side, but it works with this lager.

Overall - A solid beer from Sam Adams that appeals to a wide array of beer drinkers. It's their most popular beer but not their best, IMO. Over the years, I've found I can get through 3 or 4 of these puppies before looking to bring a reliever into the game. Drinks closer to a red ale than your standard lager.

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

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. best enjoyed by May 2012

a: light copper color with a thick and fluffy white head that sticks to the glass for a long time.

s: malt-forward aroma with noticeable floral and citrus hops.

t: toasted malts hit first quickly followed by a pleasant bitter floral hop flavor. perfectly balanced and delicious.

m: great mouthfeel.

underrated around these parts, but it deserves the all the praise it has received. recommended.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,248 ratings
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