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

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Samuel Adams Black LagerSamuel Adams Black Lager

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheJudge on 12-27-2004

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

Appearance: Dark brown, ruby when held to light, ok head.

Smell: Sweet, toffee, woody smell, touch of whiskey?

Taste: Light roasted flavor, moderate caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Not too heavy.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to drink.

A nice schwarzbier, maybe not as flavorful as Sprecher's, but maybe a little easier to drink because of that. A nice beer from a good brewery.

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

On Fridays there's a weekly beer hour that follows a brief talk by a researcher in a Cancer Center affiliated lab. The beer selection varies from week to week. This week it looks like someone bought a couple Sam Adams mixed twelve packs. I had a Harpoon IPA while talking with some labmates and I grabed a bottle of Sam Adams Black Lager to take home. I served this at around 45º F in my NERAX pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown with ruby tints. It's topped by a thick, fluffy, beige head that thins to a sudsy film leaving patchy lace on the glass.

Smell: The nose is predominantly malty. There are notes of caramel, tart fruit, burnt sugar and coffee.

Taste: Sweet caramel, dried fruit, smoky roasted flavors, with a very light bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied, a tad sticky.

Drinkability: Mild flavors and low alcohol make this easily sessionable.

Overall: Not much to say here...

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,643 ratings
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