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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.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
I like the ale better, but this is still a good crossover beer. Not bad when it's ice cold.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
alright we've all had this a hundred times when you go to the bar/restaurant and they have a terrible selection and samuale adams. amber hue. good hop aroms follow through on a toasty, medium palate. with aromatic hop finish. seems like the recipe has changed over the years to me. i dont know what class this is in amber, its pretty good for a macro.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Pale golden with thick white head and lacing.Looks like another macro-swill, but surprise, it has nice hop and malt aroma. Good hop bitterness with some malt sweetness, but this is a little thin-bodied and gets watery after a while.Depending where your Sam Adams Boston Lager came from, it may not be that good. But this is a good step away from the bland macros, but this is a little expensive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2004
This lager pours a orange colour with a frothy white head. Very metallic scent to it. Doughy scents to the nose along with some malts. Initial taste is a little watery but then kicks in with a sharp taste of hops and malt. The palate is a little bitter with a strong hop flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steller (8) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
Certainly better than any other mass-produced lager. Nice crisp taste, with slight bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Nice white head. Good floral aroma. Seems nicely balanced. Fair hop bite finish. I like it.

2.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
stranger34 (8) - USA - FEB 6, 2004 does not count
Like a ferrari without an engine. this beer has everything going for it but the taste

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Decent for a Lager. Easy to find and doesnt fail. Better than most other lagers. Not much more to say about it.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Turn on Friends and chug it! But seriously, don't. Very ordinary American lager. Ordinary in beer just doesn't cut it.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
The appearance and smell of this beer are better than its taste and drinkability. So far, I have not been impressed with a single Samuel Adams beer, finding them to be quite plain and/or average, this beer included. It's got a nice amber color, and decent smell, but a very ordianry taste that I cannot see myself yearning for.


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