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RATINGS: 4381   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
decent aroma of caramel malt and light european hops. better-than-average lager appearance, nice amber. very drinkable, very caramely and a little bitterness mixed in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2004
this is a decent beer. carmel. actually some bitterness. went well with my burger and the scenery at hooters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Amber color...malty floral aroma...malty flavor witha little caramel and then a bitterness...not disgusting...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try Sam Adams. Had on tap. I find it to be quite good. Good malt character, spicy and slightly caramel malt, and a bit pale hops on the finish. The mouth feel it right, yet not watery like macro crap. I’m impressed. Add it to the SNPA/Fat Tire widely availible beer on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Bottle. Copper color with malt flavor. A touch sweet, with mild hops. A decent beer. Re-reviewed while in Boston ... on draft. Better than when reviewed long ago in bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
run20six2 (123) - USA - AUG 3, 2004
A very good tasting beer. A little dark but not overly powerful. Quite tasty. Nice finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Pours a clear dark gold/amber with a nice frothy head. Smells sweet and woody. Starts off sweet with caramel then tastes grassy but is nice and refreshing. Leaves a alcohol/bitter taste on the tip of my tongue. Has a medium slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Copper color, caramel malty aroma and taste, light body, light bitter fruity finish. Re-rated thise one after trying it again at Plan B CPH. DK. it was better than I remember.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Long lasting white head. Cooper appearance. Bold malty flavor. Slightly sweet finish that lasted for a whille.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Bottle. pours a light brownish gold with a pocked white head. sweet malty aroma. taste of caramel with a nice bitter balance. slightly fruity finish that is nice.

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