Brewed by Boston Beer Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Boston, Massachusetts USA
The original recipe was developed in 1860 in Minster, Ohio by Louis Koch originally known as The Wooden Shoe Brew. Jim Koch, the sixth-generation, first-born son to follow in his family’s brewing footsteps, brewed his first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen, using the original family recipe for Louis Koch Lager. Along with with Harry Rubin and Lorenzo Lamadrid. the three men founded Samuel Adams Beer in 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The brand name of Samuel Adams was chosen in honor of Samuel Adams, the Boston patriot, famous for his role in the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party and who also had inherited a brewing tradition from his father.
In 1985, it was voted “Best Beer in America” at the Great American Beer Festival, in which 93 national and regional beers competed. Thus success catapulted it onto the craft brewing world stage. Sales increased dramatically, and today it is one of the largest American-owned beer company’s in the United States.
I was eager to try Samuel Adams, a beer that has a good reputation, an American craft beer classic. Comes in a lovely looking bottle, so lets have a gander at what this Boston beer is all about.
The appearance is great. It pours a nice dark golden colour with a good sized frothy head that hangs around a while leaving decent lacing. It has the look of a real beer, cant wait to drink it while standing back and admiring the froth.
I got a faint smell of malts and a bit of floral hops. The smell was pleasant and not overbearing.
The Samuel Adams taste had a variety of strong flavours from the hops and malt which were well balanced, all tingling away at my taste buds. Caramel was one taste that stood out. The finish is strong with a long lasting heavy aftertaste. Overall a nice solid beer and a great delicious taste. Samuel Adams is a beer that you will remember.