Samuel Adams / Boston Beer Company Samuel Adams Boston Lager
What the brewers say
Samuel Adams Boston Lager helped lead the American beer revolution, reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character. Since 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager has used only the finest hand-selected ingredients to create this perfectly balanced, complex and full-bodied original brew.
What our panel thought
Aroma: Rich, toasty, bready malt aroma with a touch of caramel and a kiss of subtle floral hops. Toffee and biscuits. Very light sulfur.
Flavor: Sharp, clean hop bitterness overlays sweet, toasted malt with cracker notes. Assertive, slightly resinous hop flavor. Good complexity. Sweet up front, but hop flavor and clean bitterness keeps it in check. Clean lager profile. Finishes dry and slightly bitter.
Overall: Full-flavored, rich, and satisfying. Hop levels are higher than Continental Vienna lagers. A touch bitter in the finish but a great expression of malt without being cloying. This will appeal to American craft beer drinkers.