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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Not bad at all, though it did have a little "diffrent" aftertaste, almost mediciny, but tolerable. The beer seems over-rated, but I would drink it again.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
XMB625 (30) - USA - MAR 3, 2003
For all of the excellent seasonal beers that Sam Adams brews, I was disappointed in their flagship beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2003
When I first tried this American beer I only knew of all the American beers you can find in "Ratebeer´s list of the worst beers of the World" So I was really amazed by the quality:full of aromas, heavy body with a lot of malt,nice in clour and head and a dry hoppy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2003
An American standard I can be proud of. My favorite of the major American beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 26, 2003
One of the first micros for me. It is still enjoyable. Nice copper color, decent head. Goes down well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Not bad for a more or less macro. I had it on tap with steak last night. I was surprised by the amount of hops. I didn't expect a beer that so many people drink to be anything more than bland. Decent amount of carbonation. Amber/copper color. Refreshing, good alternative when bud/miller/coors are all that are available.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Good crisp taste with a bold hoppy tone. Nice beer to break someone of the old MGD/Bud/Coors cycle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2003
Fresh hoppy nose. Rich copper hue with a nice large foamy head and good lacing. The taste is both hoppy and malty but slightly watery. Dry with a floral after taste.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Sam Adams Boston Lager is the beer that launched the microbrew craze. As such, it deserves credit for its groundbreaking qualities. For many years now, other companies have copied and improved upon the Sam Adams recipe, and there is now a myriad of better beers available on the market. Be it known that this was once the greatest American beer, bar none. It represents my epiphany to full-bodied lagers, and it's still a great beer for a social gathering, considering most of your guests still drink that watered-down pilsener crap.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2003
Nice head with good lacing. Body is amber color which lends to a nice hoppy aroma. Flavour is quite malty, and a light sweet. Finish seemed a bit harsh (carbonation perhaps) and acidic. A good lager.


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