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RATINGS: 4268   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalhead (641) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2004
This is pretty good icey cold in a frosted mug. As it warms tho the carmel flavor seems off. Better than Bud or Miller anyday tho.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nolo (17) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Samuel Adams Lager is vastly overrated and has a name recognition due to its big marketing effort, which goes to show you - if you spend enough money in promoting anything it will often come out looking great in the end. The nicest thing that I can say about Samuel Adams is that it is drinkable. Unremarkable taste, nice aroma and a bite you could do without. Yet some of my friends just love this beer, and love to be seen drinking it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
People just rave about this beer so I decided it was a must have...2 days later I was wishing I had never bought it. i’ll take it over bud, coors or miller anyday but that’s as far as I’ll go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Carelessly poured, this stuff makes a head that you could use for sculpture. It’s an acceptable drink, a step or two above the BIG breweries’ lagers... but nothing exceptional. It’s a good companion to a restaurant meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2004
The safe choice when going out at night. Has good flavor nice hops and good malts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Back when this first came out and it was the yuppie beer of choice as a psuedo micro I never could figure out why. It must have been the limited choices. To me this is an overrated lager just a step above the macros. If I drink anything from Sams it is likely a seasonal or the ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travismills (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
I am enjoying this as I type, a nice sweet smell and a good unique taste. Overall, always a wise decision

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
decent aroma of caramel malt and light european hops. better-than-average lager appearance, nice amber. very drinkable, very caramely and a little bitterness mixed in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2004
this is a decent beer. carmel. actually some bitterness. went well with my burger and the scenery at hooters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Amber color...malty floral aroma...malty flavor witha little caramel and then a bitterness...not disgusting...

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