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

Better than expected, this pours out very dark brown with mahogany highlights and a dense little head of coffee colored froth.

Aroma is sweet caramel, charred malts, chocolate, dry leather, and toasted nuts.

Flavor follows closely with a chewy mix of caramel, chocolate, and roasted nuts. Nice noble hop finish.

Body between medium and light. Soft creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Not bad at all!

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The pour was a deep dark black with a one to two finger head. Flavors of coffee, chocolate roasted malt grab your noses attention. It is very smooth and has a lasting finish. The mouthfeel was slightly creamy and a touch of hops on the end. I Enjoyed this beer and will drink it again

Review this beer on July 15 2007

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Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,651 ratings
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