Full Review

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Boston Lager

Category: Amber Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Adams
Boston Lager

Category: Amber Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Brilliant amber color. Toasty aromas and flavors of pepper and herb rub, hop pellets, buttered dark toast, and caramelized nuts and citrus with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a subtle, long finish with notes of pepper, arugula, and mocha nuts finish. A round, tasty, nicely integrated amber lager that nails the style in a very refreshing manner.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: pepper and herb rub, hop pellets, buttered dark toast, and caramelized nuts and citrus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pepper, arugula, and mocha nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cuban Sandwich, Taco Pizza, Parmesan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, tasty, nicely integrated amber lager that nails the style in a very refreshing manner.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Amber Lager

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Amber lagers are amber to copper hued in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6%. Caramel malt flavors are typical and hopping levels vary considerably from one brewery to the next. Though based on the Vienna lager style, these beers are often hoppier. Amber lagers are a vaguely defined style favored by US brewers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Elliot Ness Lager, Stevens Point Classic Amber and Boston Beer Co.'s Samuel Adams Boston Lager.