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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SavMan (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Bottle. This is one of my favorite beers I've had so far. At first it seemed sour, but after my second bottle I developed a taste for the hoppy flavor. There is a subtle but engaging nuance of citrus in the lager that I love. If you are new to beer, this is a good stepping stone from the macros to smaller, craft brews.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Sam Adams is by far one of the best macros (or biggest micros if you prefer) in the US. It has a nice mild taste that isn't offensive in any way. Its not the most complex lager in the world, but it will do the trick when nothing else is around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hatchetman401 (11) - Lackawanna, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
A truly Beautiful beer, just to look at it is as pleasing as drinking it. i was surprised at the color and nice head that formed. a new favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
I drink this beer on tap only. The bottle doesn't do it justice. On tap, the foam is pure white and lingers in the glass until the last drop. Fresh Hops aroma comes out (just like a lager should). Easy to drink, the hops taste stays on the back palate and gives a nice after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 21, 2003
This beer really is a lifesaver when you are in a chain place that has a bad beer list with friends. It is a better than average lager that is miles ahead of anything else they will likely have on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
You know I like this one as much as most standard "microfare." It's got more substance than Bud or Miller or Coors. Hoppy nose and bitter hoppy taste with a grainy, breadlike wuality to the flavor. I like this one as an alternative to the big breweries, but it isn't much to brag about either.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
nice mild malt taste decent hop flavor ok sam adams beer.worth a try if your tight on money and want a micro

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Nothing to rip on. Clean, decent, and light. Gets bitter as it warms. No outstanding features.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5266) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Much better than I remember - decent hoppiness - buttery - respectable malt backbone - my go-to beer at places like applebees or fridays.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 A great lager with a nice color and hop aroma. Full of flavor...almost too much. Goes down slightly less than smoothly but really stands out. Can't compare to most cheap and common bar beers.


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