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

very good
9,083 Ratings
Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager

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

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

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Ratings: 9,083 |  Reviews: 2,680
Photo of AaronRed
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

When is doubt, drink this. It has become a staple here in the Northeast, that you can always fall back on it. I try to only order this on tap; great balance of hops and malt with enough flavor to drink alone or with food.

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Photo of Jordan
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sweet n' Malty. Very slight hops presense here to keep the malt in check. Sweet caramel on the nose. Available everywhere, an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of ThreePistols
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden color, strong white head and lace until the end. Clean maltiness nose with just the right amount of hops. Slightly sweet, malty, nicely hopped flavor with a somewhat dry finish. Medium body and rich, creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. A very good tasting and refreshing Classic American Pilsner. Prosit.

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Photo of pbrian
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The new Classic. Availability is probably its greatest attribute. You can be at a mom-and-pop restaurant in the middle of nowhere and cahnces are they'll have a Sam for you.

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Photo of John
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best American made lagers. A good fallback when choices are limited.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown, glass is raised above the label in the signature of Samuel Adams. Label is new, "It's what's inside" is under the cap ... beefing up the marketing eh?

Appearance: Light amber with golden hues. The head is rocky, creamy and frothy which sticks to the glass all the way down to the last gulp.

Smell: Good dose of sweetness both from the floral hops and caramel malt. Very aromatic and a pleasure to the nose.

Taste: Sweet malt, a little caramel, with a sublime hop oil flavour which lets through a more than ample bitterness that has a spicy bite to it. A hoppy finish with some residual sweetness and drying grain are in the end.

Notes: A very well crafted brew, enough hops to go around yet still very balanced. Soon to be a classic (first brewed in 1984), an excellent fall back or session beer also.

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Photo of bk3nj
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not bad. Not nearly as good as their seasonal beers, but better than most American (non-microbrew) beer.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid and widely available.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,083 ratings.
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