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RATINGS: 4338   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
(Tapped) Light amber color with a small head. Quite hoppy, even spicy, sweetish aroma. Very hoppy (aromatic) and flowery flavor. Bitter, crisp and slicky, light to medium-bodied palate with quite low carbonation. A very nicely and heavily hopped, refreshing and crisp summer brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Amber color, white head. Hop flavor and aroma that are just slightly assertive over the clean malt character. Light-medium light body A good choice when the other options are a typical american macro or a clear mexican bottle or a green imported bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2004
A good easy drinking brew. Meduim everything. Widely distributed. Will enjoy many more of these.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle - A fairly standard offering from Sam Adams. Consistent over time. Malty, but with enough hops to make it interesting. An easy drinking beer and one that I will drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Is very close to boston ale. I choose this over boston ale any day of the week

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Clear light amber with a medium frothy off white head. Floral aroma of grapefruit, pine, toasted bread, and honey with a hint of sweat. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Refreshing. Quite a bit better than what I was expecting. Flavor of bread, honey, pine, and grapefruit with hints of pepper, caramel and spice. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freddpa (3) - Halifax, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2004 does not count
Not bad for an american try at a German lager. Has a malty somewhat hoppy flavor. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1096) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2004
Too malty for my liking, but a good beer nevertheless. Amber copper colour but then malt, malt and malt. The best US beer I’ve tried to date.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
pours copper colored with a subtantial head that lasts for a bit. aromas of cookies and bread with a fair amount of hops. taste is initially hop flavor then malt nuttiness and caromel fading into a bitter dryness. the hop flavors and bitterness linger. the balance leans a little to the hop side but not a bad beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 For American style lagers a degree up on Yuengling and many on the super macros. Has moved more toward a macro than a micro yet maintains a satisfying enough bit of a hoppy nose, average + semi-sweet taste and good gold to copper color.


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