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RATINGS: 4374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark golden, slightly hazy beer with a dense and stable head. Fullbodied and extremely aromatic from the hops without being excessively bitter. Nice fruityness. Mostly reminds me of an English Bitter - but this is well made lager.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
For such a mass produced beer this is actually quite good. Not much to the aroma to it. It almost taste like your average watery lager but it actually has somewhat of a body and a nice finish. Theres enough hopps to satisify me. Also has a mild sweetness which is nice. As long as a bar has atleast this beer then ill be happy. Nothing at all great though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Probably the best beer widely available in gas stations and airport bars across America. Really very excellent considering its huge production. Much more like an ale than a lager, it has great aromatics with a nice hops backbone. Well-balanced beer that is consistently available.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2005
BOTTLE: Light brown color. A little bitter. Has a hint of a hoppy flaver. Not a bad american lager.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Bottle. Just another bitter lager for me. Had decent head that disappated and gave me somewhat of a bitter beer face to go with my burger.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 4, 2005
a very nice american lager, very hoppy. malty flavor w/ satisfying aftertaste. it’s very good for a mass produced american beer.

4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
A nice bronzed colour. A better lager, a bit lighter then most. As good as others, cheaper then some.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maddog (521) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2005
This is the beer that started it all for me, and at the time was a premium brew. Now with the grand influx of over-the- top beers, this one has been relagated to the status of "ho, hum." This "light" lager is just behind the times, a beginner’s selection. If you find a very fresh one, has a wonderful flavor with a nice hop presence. Refreshing, but it is an old hat, a has been, but better than a never was.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
pours a dark golden. one finger white head. there is alot of carbonation. this is actually the beer I buy when I am broke wich is always. excelent summer beer and pretty good considering the price.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
shaker / soapy, very floral, and quite tasty if not a bit tingly. so, hops are noticeable at least, yes, but it needs more malt to back it all up. not that complex, not that bad, and not great.


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