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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slaterock (11) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
this is one of my favorite beers that is easy to get t the supermarket. Great dark, thick flavor for an american macro. Just love the taste of this beer. Either this os sierra nevada is what i go for. pure white, pretty quick diminishing head. Wonderful mouthfeel for a american macro with 4.7% alcohol. Yum.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 I was quite suprised to see an (imported) american beer in my local supermarket - so I bought it. It was darker and had more body than i expected - perhaps a bit fruity? Would try again.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Don't really know what all this beer is really about. It tastes like a average beer, but with a skunkier, sweeter taste that I did not like. It's the kind of beer Republicans probally drink while discussing "important things" at the nearby Red Lobster. Which I will have no part of

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 23, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Had this at the Fish Market in Old Towne Alexandria in the 36oz snifter. Medium brown body, decent head. Hop, malt flavors. Dry aftertaste. Could use some more alcohol. Everything about this beer was average and rather boring. The best part was the fun I had toasting with that enormous glass :-)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waveman352 (178) - Glens Falls, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Not the best lager I have ever tasted but not terrible. A bitter taste after every drink is a turn off to me. Not a beer to get drunk off of but nice to have around for a drink or two at night.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
The best lager that is readily available to the masses. Too good for BBQ's and parties, but I recommend keeping some around if you wanna impress your friends.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2003
This beer poured an orange amber color and formed a nice foamy off white head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and slight touch of hops is also present with some grain elements. A flavor of malt and caramel. The finish is light with a touch of tang to it. Lagers have ceased to be my beer of choice but in my old Bud days this beer easily would have replace it. Still would make a good session beer for drinking with friends still stuck on Bud or Rolling Rock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Had this one on draft at a local restaurant. Caramel colored body with a thin off-white head that left unusual terraced lacing as it faded. Smell of hops and molasses. Tasted of molasses, caramel and brown sugar with bitter, hoppy overtones. I prefer other Sam Adams brews to this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Best American macro lager. Honey colored, soft mouthfeel. Hoppy, floral, fruity (grapefruit?) aroma and flavor. Dry finish. Very pleasant.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2003 americas world class beer indeed! very good flavor, and i mean in ALL their beers. very full and satisfying.


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