RateBeer
overall
66
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2003
better than average, and a highly available all-malt beer. tastes good when warmed a bit, and versatile in terms of when and with what it's drank. not my first choice, but good when the other choices make you hate beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
droop (4) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2003 does not count
Like many other newbies, this beer started me on beer. This beer showed me that there were other choices besides Budweiser. When I drink this at business dinners, all my Bud drinking co-workers look at me with admiration. I know its one step above Bud but its a big step. This beer pours a reddish metallic color which is quite nice. Decent sized head and it lasts throughout. The taste is nothing extraordinary but it is good. Great with red meat!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Sam Adams usually makes quality brews and this one is no exception. Although it is the most popular commercially, it is still enjoyable. Nice flavor, although not much like most other lagers which is a trait that is admirable. You can always tell this beer by its distinct aroma, but I can't really describe it well... maybe nutty and toffee like? Good bite and finish. Solid beer from a solid brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwillis (5) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2003 does not count
Nice for a lager. Good all around beer to get nice and toasty with on cold nights with a lot of friends. Not very skunky. has a good finish

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
Come on...this is like the all American beer, look at his outfit on the bottle, it screams PILGRAM! Whatever, if you don't like being patriotic, especially at this time in our countries history thats your thing, just make sure you don't mess with me. That is while I'm drinking SAMUEL ADAMS, cause its the shiznit, BITCH!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Pours copper/gold with nice thick head. A hoppy nose. Not too sweet, a little nutty. Nice dry finish without severe bitterness. A lingering finish. A good mellow lager.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2003
True amber beer with a respectable head and a hoppy nose. Rustic and slightly nutty & woodchippy, yet there's a tangy bite at the finish. Smooth. Good American amber beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
A good beer that I can usually find if only BMC are available. Has a nice caramel malt flavor with some hop bitterness and flavor. The caramel malt lingers in the finish a little longer than I would like it to. Over all a decent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJLack03 (1) - USA - DEC 9, 2003 does not count
Classic American beer, not for the casual party drinker. Great taste, great style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - DEC 6, 2003
Good cheap beer. Great for relaxing. Fits perfectly with a hearty cheese burger.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 337 338 339  340  341 342 343 » 405


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50