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RATINGS: 4374   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Part of a local tastting of a Sam Adams Brewmaster Mix Pack. Decent. Amber with white head. Floral, hops, malt nose. Light bodied. Flavor was clean and crisp and somewhat refreshing. Good Lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2004
amber colored, white fluffy-head. Full feal, with nice hoppt bitter finish. A little after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Amber color with a nice fluffy white head that quickly dissipated. Slight hop aroma. Taste is crisp, clean with a mild hop bitterness. OK, but not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Color is a pale amber, and a thick white head tops it off. Aroma is fresh and clean, sweet and malty, with herbal hints. Malt texture is excellent. Hops are in short supply, but there are enough to provide a little play on the palate. This lager is really all about the malt, though and it’s quite tasty, with a comfortable mouthfeel. Body is thoroughly on the thin side, and not 1/3 through the pint I’m feeling awfully bored. Not enough of what I like in a beer, but then I don’t normally drink this style. Well-constructed, and worth it’s popularity and prominence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
not too bad for a decently large produced beer. Golden brown, and malty. good beer to sip on. im not screaming to go out and get more of it yet i will definatly try it again.

   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 (323) - 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.

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