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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
A good beer that I can usually find if only BMC are available. Has a nice caramel malt flavor with some hop bitterness and flavor. The caramel malt lingers in the finish a little longer than I would like it to. Over all a decent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJLack03 (1) - USA - DEC 9, 2003 does not count
Classic American beer, not for the casual party drinker. Great taste, great style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - DEC 6, 2003
Good cheap beer. Great for relaxing. Fits perfectly with a hearty cheese burger.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Second of the Sam Adams that I have had, enjoyed this copper gold beer with a good taste

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Copper-gold color with a pleasant, thick head. Fruity-tasting (cherries), metallic with apparant hops and some lingering sweetness. A bit of a metal/skunky aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2003
I was not impressed with this beer at all. With all the talk about it I thought it would be great but I guess I was wrong.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MGDkilla (14) - williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2003 the boston lager is decent but the cherry wheat of sam adams takes the pie. if it is sam adams night go for the wheat

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2003
Looks nice with a copper-brown appearance and pleasant aroma. Taste is more complex than you'd expect for a lager and quite hoppy to boot. Recommended.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a cooper color with a medium head. This used to be one of my favorites aboutöƒêU years ago. Descent hoppy taste with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Thick ivory head lends to a delicate brussels lace. There's a pleasant hop flavor mixed with toffee maltiness. Finish is balanced between malt and hops.


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