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RATINGS: 4339   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2004 I really like this beer. Nice and hoppy, more than I expected from the lager. The hops really do it for me. A nice option when all they have is macros.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
On a hot day, in a cold glass, when nothing better is around... It’s a good drinkable beer. Nough said.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Good brew, nothing crazy special, but good none the less. will drink when selection is small, and s.a. light is n/a. but i did think this was a good overall beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Golden amber color with an off white head that is huge and foamy. Very hoppy aroma with some malty notes. Hoppy flavor with some floral notes and a little sweetness. Good beer that is very balanced. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Got it on tap. Cloudy yellow gold appearance. Good froathy white head. Nice aroma of malt and flowers. Great sweet smooth taste with a bit of a spicy aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle & tap: The staple product of Boston Beer Co. A beer everyone in the states has probably seen or had at some point. Even with its wide distribution and macro-brewed status, this beer manages to taste better than average consistently. Dark amber/copper appearance in the glass with a frothy white head. Toasted malt, caramel and floral hops dominate the aroma, while the taste has sweet malt and bitter hops balance with a slight yeast flavor. Finishes crisp and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1161) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2004
Best American lager you can buy, bar none. Nice dark amber color, reminds you you’re not drinking a normal north american lager. Hard NOT to like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 25, 2004
Pours amber with a small head. Light hops, decent smoothness. Slight malty taste. Average stuff. Overrated if you ask me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Clear reddish copper color with little head (as served). Nice malty aroma, toasted and caramel, with a floral/earthy hop aroma. Nicely bitter flavor, with sweet malt balance, some hop flavor but not much and a touch of yeast. Good clean & dry finish. A good beer that that I can count on when I’m in a craft beer oasis.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
This has a nice golden look with an ok white frothy head. Not much for aroma but it has something other than an alcohol smell (ie bud’s smell). It has a great freshing taste that I enjoy when I just feel like putting back some cold ones with BBQ. It is by far the best beer that is widely sold on tap.

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