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RATINGS: 4375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.1
   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.

2.8
   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.

3.8
   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.

0.5
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
All in all a good beer to order by the pitcher, but I think i’d prefer a Samuel Jackson. Mmmm, mmm! good M$#%^* F@##$$% choice. i’m not yelling, this is how I talk..

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Tap. Poured a yellow/orange. Decent white head, some lacing. Aroma is lightly of hops, some malt. Taste is smooth. Mouthfeel perhaps is watery. Hops are long on the finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Was disappointed in this beer having heard so much about it. So much for truth in advertising. It was very difficult to get past the sourness of the beer. Appearance and aroma were fine, but who drinks a beer because it is pretty?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1776) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 29 Aug 2004 - Nice light fruit hop malt aroma. Lightly cloudy, amber colour with a white nicely retained head and good suds lacing. Light sweet hop fruit malt however a bit too much like a lolly-water flavour. I guess this beer is knocked down in ratings because it is a macro beer, but I try to be objective.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1817) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Cloudy amber colour with good head. Hopy malt aroma. Sweet malt flavour. Flat palate.


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