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RATINGS: 4249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Pours a nice copper with a big fluffy white head. NIce hoppy aroma. Flavor is nice mix of hops and malt. Alot better flavor than most lagers. Good for novice to pro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
celluloiddroid (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Not bad, it had a good hop and malt taste. I may be biased though since I was camping all week and it was the first beer I’d had in a while.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Decent middle of the road mass produced beer. Good beer if you’re starting to get used to hops. I dont really like something about it, perhaps it’s just not different enough. Good beer, but not a great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 I’d been meaning to grab one of these for quite a while but the price tag always put me off. Tried it from the bottle and found it to be a bit too metallic. Can’t explain it really. I won’t be rushing out to buy another one. RE-RATE: on draught at many of the pubs I went to when on holidays in Boston in September 2005. Much better this time around, although not something I wanted to drink a lot of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
Pale amber colour. Small white head, quickly gone. Aroma is malty, with some hops and fruit. Taste is malty, maybe some light hops. Thin bodied with an average mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing particularly great about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Part of a local tastting of a Sam Adams Brewmaster Mix Pack. Decent. Amber with white head. Floral, hops, malt nose. Light bodied. Flavor was clean and crisp and somewhat refreshing. Good Lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2004
amber colored, white fluffy-head. Full feal, with nice hoppt bitter finish. A little after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Amber color with a nice fluffy white head that quickly dissipated. Slight hop aroma. Taste is crisp, clean with a mild hop bitterness. OK, but not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Color is a pale amber, and a thick white head tops it off. Aroma is fresh and clean, sweet and malty, with herbal hints. Malt texture is excellent. Hops are in short supply, but there are enough to provide a little play on the palate. This lager is really all about the malt, though and it’s quite tasty, with a comfortable mouthfeel. Body is thoroughly on the thin side, and not 1/3 through the pint I’m feeling awfully bored. Not enough of what I like in a beer, but then I don’t normally drink this style. Well-constructed, and worth it’s popularity and prominence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
not too bad for a decently large produced beer. Golden brown, and malty. good beer to sip on. im not screaming to go out and get more of it yet i will definatly try it again.

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