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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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Had it at from a bottle at Longhorn Steakhouse with a Filet. I know now what people mean when they say that a Sam is welcome sight in some venues. Perty good for a lager. Average pour with almost no head. Nice brassy color. Fruity aroma, whiff of something that brought to mind an air freshener (not unpleasant at all). Crisp pear taste. Not much bitter. Not much palate. Not much finish, but hey, it wasn’t a Bud Light!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2005
Decent flavoursome lager, about the only quality US brew that is widely available in Australia, sadly. (Come on importers... we’re waiting.) Bronze colour, moderate head with some length. Malty aroma, with fruity notes. Sweetish malts on the tongue, restrained bitterness. Very clean. Good session lager. (Bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deafnessashout (4) - USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
One of the best common beers on the market. For a good choice, make it a Samuel Adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Bottle. Slight hoppy aroma. Golden amber color. Average head. Slight bitter malty flavor. Good beer, if not overrated. Easy to drink, yet not anywhere close to "the best beer in America."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Tap. Minimal aroma, slight caramel influence in the malts (a bit of roasted, but not enough to pin down). Crisp mouthfeel could have been more substantial in my opinion. Some very slight esters, but this may have been influenced by the food I was eating. Inoffensive, but I still didn’t want to finish my pint, as Bells 2-Hearted was calling to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Possibly the best mass-produced american lager. Great flavour from the first sip to the last swallow. Its colour isn’t embarrasing, and it has a decent aroma. Best on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
good beer considering how massive their production and distribution. Nice amber, faintly hazy, relatively short-lived head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
DucklyIII (8) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2005 does not count
Hmmm...not Sam’s best brew, my wife likes it so I get it for her when there isn’t anything else around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fsvensson (10) - Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2005
One of my absolute favorites to have with dinner. Fits any style of dinner. Very good allround beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2005
excellent beer. probably the best american beer that is made. goes down very smooth with a lot of flavor. excellent lager and seasonal flavors

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