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RATINGS: 4375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
This lager had a crisp hoppy aroma that was a great prelude to the rich flavor of hopps and malts that fill your mouth with the first sip. A somewhat cloudy appearance with thin head, this beer left an slightly dry finish...just enough to coax you into having that next sip a little sooner than you normally would...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Poured cloudy gold/amber in color. light sweet smell. Straight forward malty taste with a hoppy finish. Very smooth tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pours golden yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is of grassy hops. Very easy to drink lager. A beer that is consistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2005
bottle. poured an orangey-gold with a decent head. mild easy to drink flavor with a slight hop taste and a hint of a bitter finish. nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2005
Nice hoppy aroma and taste,good bronzed coloured brew with a thin,but lasting head.Great beer that I could happily drink a;; night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Draft. Golden color with a decent head. Hoppy and bitter. Finally a beer that is widely availiable that isn’t half bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
my dads favorit beer... i found it to be very hoppy and somewhat bitter but has a nice taste... little bit sweet but overall a average beer for its price and class

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Bottle. You know, back when I was in college, and this stuff was just hitting the market, I hated it. I mean hated it. Pours clear, copper with not much of a head. Aroma of slight piney and floral hops, caramel and sweet malts. Light mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, but not overpoweringly so. There’s a little hop bitterness, but again, not too much. It’s drinkable, but simple. It’s not as bad as my college days would suggest, and I wouldn’t say it numbs my tastebuds anymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Golden color with a large white head, which is well retained. Flowery aroma with some hops detectable. Flavor is a bit malty, with some hops, but it doesn’t get more complex than that. On the upside, it is more flavorful than other mass produced beers. Try drinking a Bud (or Millers, or Coors, or Labatts, etc.) followed by a Sammy, and you may find yourself thanking the Beer Gods for Samuel Adams.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
This honey golden lager has a rich taste which was one of the leaders of the East Coast beer movements. This is a very drinkable beer that offers a lot to someone just trying craft brews for the first time.

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