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RATINGS: 4243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paladares (110) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2015
Botella. Color muy bonito dorado oscuro. Buena capa de espuma. Aroma especiado, malta y naranja. Muy bueno. En boca es muy cremosa. Se mantiene el toque especiado y floral con un agradable sabor final lupulado. Muy equilibrada. Una lager fantástica.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1466) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Draft pour pint in the signature labeled Boston lager glass. Pours a dark clear amber with an oily fizz head. Sometimes when I’m thinking about a beer (most of the time that’s the case), I’ll winder what I rated aomething, then I’m completely surprised to learn I never rated. Especially for a mass produced beer that always tasted good to me. I never really knew what it was about this beer. The crisp flavor maybe. How refreshing it is? Very little aroma here, and it comes off as a super light beer, but there is a really good amount of flavor, and it doesn’t get old for me. This isn’t really a beer that I will go and drink a six pack of at home, but when I’m at a restaurant that doesn’t specialize in beer, this is an obvious choice over the competition for me. Good lager. Tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Yellow-copper and clear with an average white head. Aroma is grass and sweetish grains. Tastes of sweetish grainy malts, corn and a good amount of noble hops. Very well-balanced and quite flavorful. Still, has a lingering sour bitterness and lacks focus and depth.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (831) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
American vienna lager brewed by traditional German method. There is used Hallertau and Tettnang hops, which gives it a lovely promising aroma where also a hint of flowers are included. The foam is high and renewable. The taste is malty and surpasses almost to the ale-like. The hoppy bitterness is pleasant and long-lasting. It is a lager which, besides being very kind really, also offers many flavors. This means that you must be vigilant when enjoyed, if you want it all. A star among lagers and yet more proof that it cunningly possible to mix European and American brewing culture.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (109) - - JUL 12, 2015
I had it from the bottle. Say what you will about Sam Adams, this one is still solid. The taste is malt up front and a nice touch of hops. The palate is creamy with some carbonation. It’s quality.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KrzysztofZ (343) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Barwa ciemnozlota, obfita piana, bardzo ladny lacing. Aromat slodowy, karmelowy, lekkie wiadro. Smak pelny, slodowy, karmelowy, srednia wyczuwalna goryczka. Tap

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2290) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Pretty darn good for a lager. Distinct, well balanced malt and hop notes and goes down smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (646) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle - pours copper with white head. Aroma is dominated by sweet malt with some hops. Taste is sweet up front with a dry finn Sh. Creamy palate not too much carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ccex (1086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2015
This one has been widely available for so long, I’m surprised that I’ve never rated it. 12 oz bottle pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a big frothy white head that subsides and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is inoffensive, with bready malts, cardboard, and a bit of pine resin. Taste is slightly sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is light to medium with slight carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. One of the better mass-produced American lagers. Still, when I go to a restaurant and this is the best beer offered, I’ll drink coffee or fruit juice instead.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (204) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with lots of billowing white head. Retention is good and it leaves behind a ton of lacing.

Aroma: Bread, yeast.

Flavours: Bread, malt, biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with average carbonation.

Overall: I’m not a big Lager fan but this is decent. Lots of malt coming through and it has this nice creamy mouthfeel.


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