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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
campbega (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours brown/orange beer with decent white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Medium carbonation with reasonbly bitter finish. Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (209) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, 35.5cL. Home. A clear brown orange beer with a huge white head. Thin bubbles. Good persistence. Smoky aroma, fruity (light : red berries), herbs. Medium refreshing bitter, light sugary sweet. Medium to light body, medium texture, average to soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Overall, good beer ! This is the first beer I drank when I’ve been to NYC for the marathon last year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 28, 2014
Borostyán színben pompázó ital egy önálló életet élő, csontszínű habkoronával a tetején. Illata fenyő és fanyar déli gyümölcsök kombinációjával kényezteti orrunkat azt a kétes érzetet keltve bennünk, hogy egy IPA-val sikerült összeakadnunk, íze pedig majdhogynem csak megerősít minket ebbéli hitünkben. A gyantás jegyek és az édeskés, enyhén citrusos ízhatás ugyanis az első, mely fogad bennünket, megnyitva az utat egy lágy, malátás jelleg felé, amely egy jól kihegyezett komlós utóízben végződik. Összetett, változatos, igazán karakteres ízeket felvonultató, különlegesen sokrétű főzet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cachotro (5) - L’H, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
Cervesa molt interessant. Passa sola. Gust equilibrat enttre maltes i llupols, toc amarg remanent i molt interessant recordant a algunes best bitter. aromes a carmel i gran aspecte de color i transparencia. No omple gens i despres d’una en vols una altre, perfecte graduació lleugera de tan sols 4,8. Una gran lager pels que volem alguna cosa mes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Magela (62) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2014
Esposa densa e cremosa. No nariz os lúpulos dăo o aroma de grana. No sabor os males doces equilibram o amargor dos lupulos. Aftertaste de lúpulos in natura.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CacheManyHose (156) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2014
Clear amber. Smells of grainy malt and corn. Tastes malty and slightly spicy with a thin but oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (588) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle 33.5cl. Clear amber aolor, good one finger slightly off-white frothy head, good retention; nice malty aroma, bread, citrus; moderate sweetbitter taste and aftertaste; medium body, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeergeek (7) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 Archive Review:(5/24/14):Size: 12oz -Glassware: Lager -Aroma: caramel, bready, piney, floral hops, grassy hops, faint hint of citrus. -Appearance: Poured a clear orange amber color with a frothy white two finger head. The head dissipated to one finger, and left decent lacing on the glass. -Taste: Sweet malty taste, complimented by has a bitter piney taste at the end. -Palate: Has a light body with a oily texture, lively carbonation, and finishes with an abrupt bitter finish. Very pleasurable. -Overall: This is an excellent gateway craft beer to those who only drink BMC, as it has a nice mild bitterness, but not the harsh punishing bitterness of an IPA. A definite step up in taste. This is one I come back to if funds are low in wallet, at a restaurant with limited options, and is good beer to session with friends/family. Give me this over the BMC swill. Happy 30th Anniversary to Samuel Adams. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Drinking_77 (32) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Review: Bottle of Samuel Adams Lager 4.90%ABV 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 look 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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