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RATINGS: 4229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
powelln13 (8) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015 does not count
Delicious lager with plenty of taste. Fairly light, with an appealing color and a soft palate. Full of flavor and somewhat fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1234) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Ambar clara algo turbia. No tiene demasiado aroma, pero más que las lager convencionales: té, malta y algo de naranja. Cuerpo medio, alta carbonatación y un sabor muy sabroso y aromático, floral, naranjas, pan... Y final seco y amargo. Otro buen ejemplo americano de lager lupulada, de rico sabor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (112) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle BBE: Jan ’16. Well-chilled. Pours a bright copper with minimal loose white head. Low intensity aroma, noticeably dank, wet cardboardy, a little metallic (iron/rust). Some toasted cereal notes and piney hop aromas prevail over time. Both a light sweetness and bitterness to taste - pleasant - a little tea-like. Not thin, but more medium-bodied than the full-bodied description. Medium-low carbonation and a smooth texture with no real finish. Overall the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Bought from a supermarket so perhaps not in the best condition.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Triplem160 (8) - - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
Overly malty and sweet with a distinct bitter aftertaste. Amber color with an off white head. Not very good, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (168) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Yellow in color. With good carbonation and minimal lacing. Good lager for when nothing else is available.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (169) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2015
pours slightly hazy amber colour with a creamy head and nice lacing. sweetish malty aroma, some caramel, but also hops are present. flavour pepper, biscuit, orange zest. decent flowery hop bitterness, balanced finish. one of the better mass-produced vienna lagers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (1273) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
33cl Bottle. Appearance Clear amber with creamy off white head. Aroma: Malts, Light citrus, honey, light spices, Taste: Mostly Barley malts, but with a bit of herbal hops, some spices and light cardboard in the finish. (not in a bad way !) Medium body with light dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KamGoPro (157) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Mild sweet aroma, sweet start. Has brown sugar middle. There are some caramels throughout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (249) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2015 Good value for a normal Vienna. Way too much carbonation, don’t open it if you don’t have a glass in the other hand. Amber, aroma and taste of caramel. Sweet. Not bad for a commercial beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garry_Evans (62) - HONG KONG - JUN 1, 2015
Holds up well against newer craft beers. Floral nose, good balance of maltiness, hops and sweetness. Long semi-bitter finish. Not particularly nuanced or special, but well-made, tasty and consistent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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