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

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a compact white head. Little streams of carbonation are very noticeable once the beer settles in the glass.

S: The nose is dominated by herbal, grassy hops, though caramel is present in the background.

T: Very nicely balanced with notes of lemon, caramel, biscuits, grass, herbs, lime, minerals, and straw on the palate. The finish is hoppy and cleansing with spicy, grassy hops asserting themselves.

M: Medium bodied and dry with firm carbonation.

O: This is a really nice Vienna lager that is not nearly as heavy as some interpretations of the style. Though this may not be the most exciting craft brew out there, it has stood the test of time and is deserving of its reputation as an American classic. If you haven't tried this beer, ignore the detractors and give it a fair shot.

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

A: Pours into my Perfect Pint glass very light brown, clear almost yellow. A small white head rises and falls, leaving decent lacing. A ton of bubbles race from the bottom of the glass.

S: Caramel malts with a floral hop background.

T: Malt forward, caramel, with the slight hoppiness from the smell. The hops are not like that of an IPA, moreso they balance out the malty lager taste to keep the palate interested.

MF: Light, carbonated well, if not too much so. Extremely drinkable, and a go to at bars with sub-par offerings.

O: Can't knock this. Great for the price, and an above average "gateway beer." Honestly am glad beers like this are starting to dominate the larger beer markets.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,309 ratings
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