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70 76 66 5 47 83
Boston Lager by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)
Vienna Lager
4.90 % ABV

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Press Release: Samuel Adams to Launch "Sam Cans" of Boston Lager in Summer 2013
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Review by tavernjef on 09/03/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 7 14 4 7 2010
On-Tap: Color is a amberish brown, almost dull copper-like, small whitish head thats loose with some retention and spotty and whispy thin strings of lace.
Aroma is a dull toned breadish malt, lightly sweet of bagels and a touch of roastyness thats nice, hints of dried herbal hops as well.
Taste has a very mellow easy malty roasty sweetness, kinda light breadish quality with a semi amount of dried herbal hops, almost spicy in some transitions of the crisp clean finish. Feel is lighter then medium, smooth and easy, nice touch of carbonation helps it a bit. A nice little lager.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 05/13/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 2 7 14 4 7 2010
12oz Bottle

Boston Lager poured crystal clear golden/copper into my pint glass. There was a 1 finger white head after the pour that faded quickly to a solid white cap. Minimal carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. The clarity is good but besides that nothing special.

Sells of toasted grains. There is something strange in the nose that reminds me of hot dogs. Surprisingly it's not terrible. There is a mild herbal hop aroma. Smells crisp.Above averge but the more I smell of the hot dog the more off-putting it gets.

Taste is good. I like this on tap much more but it's good out of the bottle. Starts out with the toasted grains. That is the main flavor throughout. Mid-palate there is a mild floral and herbal hop wave that lead to a mild bitter twang.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. A little short of medium bodied. Pushes through fairly quickly. Finishes clean. Quenches thirst but there is still enough there to stand up to a meal.

Boston Lager is pretty easy to put away. The body makes it an easily sessionable beer. The taste is solid and consistent.

Sam Adam's Boston Lager is a good sessionable beer that is easy to find and easy on the wallet. 6-Packs usually go for about $6.50 around here. A good beer to sit back and drink a few.

Reviewed: 12/17/06

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 11/09/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 14 4 7 0
Old Review
12 oz bottle picked up just about anywhere in the US. Poured into a pint.

A: A nice golden copper with a touch of head. Clear and clean.

S: Smells like bread and hops. Thats about it.

T: Got some mildly sweet malt that is perfectly countered with a good amount of hops. A very well balanced beer. You will also find a bit of grains and spice going on in there.

M: Has an appropriate amount of carbonation for the style. Cool and clean on the finish. Very refreshing.

D: Drink it. For mass produced this is good stuff. Never a bad call as they say.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 08/31/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 4 7 2009
Pours a crystal clear darker amber color with a off white head. Good retention but did hide to the edge of the glass. Good lacing through the entire tasting as well.

The nose is malty with a bit of complexity, but very distinct as well. More along the lines of an American Brown, there are some noticeable chocolate notes that blend cleanly with the malt. Some lighter melanodian malt notes as well. The yeast has lightly ester with some pears and plums but is still very clean and having a lager-esk cleanliness about it. The hops really come out, being more on line with an American Brown, but come floral, earthy and citrus notes are there.

The taste is similar. The malt is a bit more defined and not as complex, but still represented. The chocolate backs off a bit but still is there. Some toasty and biscuit like notes giving more of a bread flavor. The yeast is very clean but does leave some fruity notes in there. A light apricot, plum and fig note. Not big but there. The hops are mostly finishing hops. Some minor bittering but a more Pale Ale-esk taste with a mix earthy, spicy and floral hop note. Some chalky notes in the finish but clean.

The body is moderate and very easy drinking. Almost a session beer with more depth. The carbonation is good. The feel just has a more American Brown or Pale Ale feel with the fruit and hops to be really called a lager. Overall, this is a good gateway beer for new beer enthusiasts. A bit over showed or forgotten for the old school guys, but I am glad I can come back and review staples of the past.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 01/10/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
66 3 9 12 3 6 0
One of the better Sam Adams. This was rather easy to drink. The lack of a real strong flavor behind it made it a little to easy to drink. I didnt find anything special about it but in no means was it a bad brew. Very drinkable and the look and smell were good also.

Served In: Pint Glass

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