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RATINGS: 4300   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 oh snap, I forgot all about Sam Adams Boston Lager until now. Many times this past summer I was glad to see a few Sam Adams hiding around at parties/peoples houses to save me from B, M, and C.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
When there is nothing else available there is always Sam Adams. A hearty lager witha nice golden brown color and a hoppy aroma. I nice lager after a long day. Not all that refreshing and not a summer time beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkBarnes (400) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 The widely-available Sam Adams has saved many an evening when no favorite craft brews were on hand, being about as good as it gets in the average supermarket (or in the macro-market, for that matter). Overall, a very good, malty lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
It was very good. Lives up to its name. Has a slight head and and slight aftertaste. Dark liquid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddenomme (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
Flavourful, hearty lager. Moderate head, good finish. Slight coffee, heavy caramel making for a sweet initial impression. Very good for what is now a macro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgrace01 (10) - USA - SEP 14, 2004
Sam Adams is a little dark and heavy for my liking, but its Light counterpart is reliable for pretty much any situation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Tap at PJ Kilroys. Bought for me by a friendly bar tender. Decent, but I think I’d go for the Octoberfest this time of the year. Although, I did meet two very nice NY firemen who walked us home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Tap, bottle, whatever....Great beer, good in the clutch when all they got is bud and miller. oak/peppery finish. Lives up to its rep.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
CraigSheffer (12) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2004
This isn’t so good. The price is high so you need to spend more to get drunk. It is a wannabe budweiser.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Not bad Sam Adams. Decent lager, a lifesaver when it is often the only decent brew available.

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