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Samuel Adams Boston Lager® is the best example of the fundamental characteristics of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex. It is brewed using a decoction mash, a time consuming, traditional four vessel brewing process discarded by many contemporary brewers. This process brings forth a rich sweetness from the malt that makes it well worth the effort. Samuel Adams Boston Lager® also uses only the finest of ingredients including two row barley, as well as German Noble aroma hops. The exclusive use of two row barley not only imparts a full, smooth body but also gives the beer a wide spectrum of malt flavor ranging from slightly sweet to caramel to slightly roasted. The Noble hops varieties, Hallertau Mittelfruh and Tettnang Tettnanger, add a wide range of floral, piney and citrus notes, which are present from the aroma, through the flavor, to the lingering smooth finish. We take great pride in the Noble hops used in our beers. They are hand selected by Jim Koch and our other brewers from the world’s oldest hops growing area. Among the world’s most expensive, they cost twenty times as much as other hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (164) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Bittle. Clear copper with a big white fluffy head, some lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and floral hops. Taste is about the same, a malty driven beer with clear notes of caramel and nuts, some hops but not overwhelming bitterness. Medium body, soft to medium carbo. A highly drinkable lager, much better than the average mass produced one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (573) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa Goblins. Tmavo zlata farba, biela pena, rychlo opadla. Vona sladova, ovocna, jemne chmel. V chuti sladke, jemne lahke telo, karamel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Voodoo (315) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours an absolutely clear dark golden with a slight head which is gone quickly. Aroma of yeast and malt sweetness. Taste is crisp, clean, sweetness, slight bitter, graininess and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdleder (179) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
35,5 cl. 4,7%. Udmærket øl købt i Super Brugsen da de havde amerikanske uge. Godkendt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1098) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
From the archives. Bottle@holidays, US . Head: off-white coloured. Colour: clear copper. Aroma: grassy hops. Taste: bitter-sweet body. Palate: smooth, bitter-sweet finish. moderate CO2. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. You have to be a millionaire to buy this here in PEI. So i haven’t tried it many times. You definitely notice that it stands out compared to other big lagers, as it has some flavour that isn’t corn cobs pissing in a tin can. This taste more of caramel, nuts, and some woodiness. It also comes with some well placed mouth feel, that lets you know it isn’t just booze water. I could drink if the price is right, but the price is far from right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (275) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit and hops. Sweet malty flavour with a hint of fruit and a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (124) - - MAY 27, 2014
On draft. Very smooth and actually has some character. Surprised me a little. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (130) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle to Shaker glass. Pours deep amber/copper. Two finger head, decent lacing. Aroma is floral, herbs and caramel. Taste is nicely balanced bittersweet. Light body, rather high carbonation. Nice mouth feel despite it’s lightness. Finishes with hints of roasted malts, nuts, earthy bitterness. A flavorful lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewGoblin (317) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Pretty high scores for this one, a little higher than I would have thought. It’s good but nothing "goddamn!" about it. It has got a great tawny colour with a large crisp head and it does have a thicker texture to it that is quite nice. The taste is better than your classic Macro lager for sure, quite nice malt business, nutty, leather, caramel and some hay driving it home with subtle piney hops along for the ride. IT’s wayyyyyyyyy overpriced here on PEI ($16 for a 6 pack) so I avoid it with a fervor.

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