Sam Adams – Smoked Lager – 4.5 smokestacks (out of 7)


I had to buy a whole 12 pack again just to get this one beer. Although not convenient, this won’t stop me from drinking the 5 other kinds from this variety pack. This smoked lager beer (lager = bottom fermenting) has a beech-wood smoky edge that you won’t miss, in fact, it is such a sharp edge that one can recognize the very wood used in the smoking process even before noticing that it was printed on the label, as I did. Sam Adam’s Smoked Lager also has a touch of sweetness to it, but not quite enough of much else to take it from good to great (still trying to give my career a boost). This good beer also has a touch of minor bitter beer taste in there, rounding it out to what can be described by tired people as “good.” Sam gets just over the hump with 4.5 smokestacks.

Brewer Sam Adams
Beer Name Smoked Lager
Brewer’s Description This traditional rauchbier’s delicate balance of beechwood smokiness and toasty malts make it the perfect beer for sitting around a fire pit with friends or warming up on a chilly night.
Food Pairings Boston cream pie? What do they eat in Boston? Clam Chowda?
Brewery Location Boston , MA
Alcohol content by volume 5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 20
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 3.75 (SRM:25)
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4.5
Sausage detection? Y or N Y (slight)
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 4
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 4.5

We’ll see how long this link lasts, but you’ll easily find Sam Adams home page even after this is defunct:

About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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