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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: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "enjoy before date" October 2014.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear amber color with one finger off-white head that dissipated slowly until a thin unbroken layer of bubbles remained, medium carbonation and significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread and caramel and some mild spice.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel, toasty, then a mild hop profile.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: this is a good lager, has more of a roasted note than most lagers, I'm not a huge fan of the Vienna Lager style but, I enjoy them as part of a sampler pack, I would not usually seek out this style.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9,229 ratings
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