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

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

Appearance: Orange gold. Great fluffy snow white head that endures for five minutes or so with nice structure. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Yeasty, malty, mild hoppy

Taste: Mild sweetness, Mild bitterness, hint of something approaching metallic, hint of something bordering on the nicer side of wet cardboard.

Mouthfeel: Slightly round. A faint tingle on the tongue tip.

Overall: Decent beer for when you want a beer and aren't too fussed with what sort and aren't looking to think about it or remember it. If average is defined by the range of craft beers (it is for me) this is average. If average is macro territory, this is a bit above average. It's not a beer I look for or crave, but rather is one I'll accept and be thankful for when the other options are macros.

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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 than your standard lager.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,385 ratings