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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2005 This one gets knocked alot but come on. For an everyday beer I cant complain. A copper color with a rather large head. A nice malty aroma. The flavor is somewhat bitter for a lager with some grassy and soapy notes showing through. I taste a bit of citrus, caramel, and hay. For an American Lager it may be king! Good session stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
(14Mar2003--12oz.bottle) I think this brew's ubiquity and familiarity cause its ratings to suffer. May have the nicest head of any beer I know. Small but amazingly persistent, with a wonderful, active carbonation. Cascades of fine-textured bubbles lighten the palate from start to finish. No burping like a crummy pilsener. This beer made Hallertau hops famous. Wonderful hop aroma, with perfect bitterness. Good maltiness, nothing particularly impressive. Generally a very clean flavor spectrum. No major faults--in a style that's easy to screw up. This is a classic--no need to bash it just because it was the first "good" beer you had. Newcastle hasn't stood the test of time for me; SABL has!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2003
This is one of those beers that finds its niche between macro swill (think Bud Light) and decent micros. It is quaffable but unimpressive. A decent brew, but not exceptional.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VAYankee (330) - Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
This lager comes up just a little short all the way around. It is good but not great in all catergories. I prefer the Boston Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4436) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2007 Light red. Some scent of hops. Flavor is a little sour, but overall very smooth. Seemed thin and watery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Excellent lager. It could use slightly more malt aroma, but otherwise is a nearly perfect example of an east coast lager. The hops choice is superb.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hysteria (38) - USA - MAR 5, 2003
Dark golden color with a nice head which lingered a while. Good balance between hops and malt. Crisp aroma. Nice effort, won't offend many

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Not bad at all, though it did have a little "diffrent" aftertaste, almost mediciny, but tolerable. The beer seems over-rated, but I would drink it again.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
XMB625 (30) - USA - MAR 3, 2003
For all of the excellent seasonal beers that Sam Adams brews, I was disappointed in their flagship beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2003
When I first tried this American beer I only knew of all the American beers you can find in "Ratebeer´s list of the worst beers of the World" So I was really amazed by the quality:full of aromas, heavy body with a lot of malt,nice in clour and head and a dry hoppy palate.


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