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

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3.7/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheJudge on 12-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,231
Reviews:
1,465
Ratings:
2,659
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
212
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,659 |  Reviews: 1,465
Photo of nicholas2121
4.49/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Black Lager brewed by Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams), with an ABV of 4.90% This Schwarzbier, pours out deep brown color with a nice off white head. This brew looks like coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is Rich with roasted grains, malts and Sweetness. There is also a nice mild hop bitterness in the smell of this brew. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with roasted flavors, and sweetness. You pick up on the roasted grains and malts along with toasted hops. The sweetness is a nice touch to this brew. There is a lot going on in Samuel Adams Black Lager, I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. The body of this brew is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. For being a dark brew it is really enjoyable. The mouth feel is Roasted, Bold, Smooth, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Samuel Adams Black Lager, a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams), did a real nice job with this brew. If you are a fan of darker brews , you should look this one up.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoccerSeuss
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass. Poured a clear dark coffee color with milky head. Malty sweetness with a hint of cocoa on the nose. Malt, caramel, with a touch of coffee and cocoa in the taste. Not heavy and a good sipping beer.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice crisp flavor with cocoa notes....

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Photo of Rlhj
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zopiac
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Boston Lager, but a bit darker in flavour and colour. Nothing special, but doesn't ruin anything in my book.

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Photo of mattjp03
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear cola color with a thin crown of milky lace. Held to the light, it appears red or garnet.

Aroma: Slightly herbal and grassy. Some cocoa deep in the background. Some malt sweetness.

Taste: A little more cocoa on the palate. Malt, caramel, some weak coffee. Grassiness. Slightly earthy note. Bit of chocolate. Dark bread.

Mouthfeel: Has some body, but not heavy. A decent slow sipper even at low ABV.

Overall: Decent dark lager. Not a standard bearer for the style, but a good effort.

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Photo of Griphon
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkn09
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJTOBY
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a variety 12-pack $13.99 Safeway
Smell of chocolate
Dark black color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Roasted malts, slight hint of chocolate
Overall an ok beer. Not something I would buy again, but nice to try.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdorn
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmv0009
2.74/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of williahd
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Black Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,659 ratings