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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1417) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 29 Aug 2004 - Nice light fruit hop malt aroma. Lightly cloudy, amber colour with a white nicely retained head and good suds lacing. Light sweet hop fruit malt however a bit too much like a lolly-water flavour. I guess this beer is knocked down in ratings because it is a macro beer, but I try to be objective.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1550) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Cloudy amber colour with good head. Hopy malt aroma. Sweet malt flavour. Flat palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2004
(on bottle) A dark orange brew with a sweet yeasty sent. Creamy mouth with very strong flavors of peach. Very much peach infact. No hopping at all in the fin ish. Soft, uninteresting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Clear copper color, rocky white head that does a bit of lacing, sweet malty aroma with some lemon zest, tart malt flavor with some citrus noyes and a slightly bitter hop finish, water palate, not the worst lager I’ve had but certainly not the best

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
I am surprised this beer ranks so highly. To me it tasted of baked beans, maybe I got a bad batch. Looking to eventually re-rate.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Minamizawa (54) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2004
This beer could simply not impress me after a Boston ale. It has a OK creamy head, but it disapears rater quickly. Disapointing aroma. The taste is to plain and is slightly metalic. Weak finish...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 18, 2004
A high quality lager, half-dark in colour (deep golden, orange, reddish) with strong aroma of caramel. Full-bodied, malty with light background of hops and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Draught at Cafe Blue Fish, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Disappearing white head, clear orange body. Nice and sweet hoppy, flowery and creamy aroma with toffee tones. Very flavorfull for a lager. Mostly hoppy with malty, fruity and a good spicy tone. An excellent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7473) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2004
One of the better lagers, way ahead of bud and miller. Some citrus in the start of the aroma, flavor crispy, ceraels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalhead (634) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2004
This is pretty good icey cold in a frosted mug. As it warms tho the carmel flavor seems off. Better than Bud or Miller anyday tho.

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