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

BA SCORE
86
very good
9,109 Ratings
Samuel Adams Boston LagerSamuel Adams Boston Lager
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9,109
Reviews:
2,687
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
2,522
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 9,109 |  Reviews: 2,687
Photo of hfKenealy
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My go to beer . Easy to get at the local supermarket. Great beer to drink while getting my house ready to move

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Photo of dd53grif
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Riff
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, caramel color with a small white head that leaves behind some lacing. Smells of caramel and malts, scent is light and not distracting. Tastes slightly bitter, with the flavors of malt, caramel, and a hint of pine. Clean and crisp beer, a little bitterness lingers but not too long. Overall, I think it's a beer that people tend to forget about when it's surrounded by the latest IPA or BA stout, but holds a solid place. It's a tasty beer, light enough for summer, well lagered, and for a 5% beer actually holds a lot more flavor than a number of session IPAs around the same ABV.

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Photo of ScottyBongo
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbjb0720
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josephwa
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EdFed
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhart96
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anakincane
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coltron23
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mishi_d
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neversatisfied1980
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DSelb
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WolfHunter
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A bit on the bitter side for me, but an exceptional beer. This is my go to.

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Photo of HyphenatedAmerican
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carmike813
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kotocar
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I rate all of my beers according to style. This is a beer that is so common that we take it for granted. Because they brew so much of it and it is found everywhere I think less of it.

But when I truly use my senses, it tastes great! Not much beers like it out there. This is a beer that NEEDS to be drank fresh. It's so much better fresh.

I taste biscuity malts, a hint of citrus zest, and caramel. I also taste metal, which is sharp. The hops are definitely in there, but not as strong as piney hops.

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Photo of Frog_foot
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Boston Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 9,109 ratings.
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