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RATINGS: 4328   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
Pours a beautiful golden Amber colour with little to no head. Excellent Robust Hop Aroma. Not full mouthfeel but good mouthfeel. Not much lacing but then again it just came out of freezer that may have something to do with its appearance and flavour. Some evidence of Hops and some roasting of the Malts also appears. I have had better but have certainly had worse. I always have a six or two handy for when I have to share by Stash. You can't go wrong with SABL. Its definitely worth the 5.29 I paid. A damn good Lager. CHEERS!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
Bold, hoppy flavor. Slightly sweet and dry at the end. Golden color and nice white lace when finished. Great beer, best lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
Draught. Not bad, average. Average nose and pour. Good balance of bitter and hops. A good beer for those who don't ask alot from their beers. One word sums it up: standard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Appearance: Dark gold color, clarity good. Decent head formation. Smell: Nice noble hop aroma, mixed with some malt but noble hops are the dominant feature here. Taste: Noble hop flavor, quite good. Pale malt in background combines nicely with hops. Very balanced flavors and tastebuds go between malt flavor and hop flavor. Some caramel malt flavor comes through but is very subdued. Mouthfeel: Medium/light mouthfeel. Drinkability: Excellent beer, doesn't deserve to be downplayed by some beergeeks who claim it isn't that great because its "Sam Adams." This is a very good, drinkable, session beer that I could consume all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2004
Nice aroma and appearance. An appropriate beer to moisten (not drown) my light sorrows. As far as American beers go, this is one, if not my number one, of my favorites. A pretty standard beer, but thank goodness, it's not watered-down. A good one to keep the fridge stocked with...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3100) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
Bottle: Good nose, Carmel, floral, little fruity. Orange golden color. Ok head that faded quick. Sweet and sour flavors, carmel, some fruity yeasty flavor, little metallic. Dry sourish finish. Another blast from the past. Changed my mind of what a lager could be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
lets start off with color, it is a golden copper, and the head is a creamy off white. The flavor is nutty, a little almond and peanut and sweet. it has a bit of a sweet and biter aftertaste (odd). Smooth palate, head holds great. A great lager, like whoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
Wow, a lot better than I expected. I bought a six of this stuff and I am going to enjoy every drop. Hoppy and floral aromas are abundant right when you open the bottle and pour this big boy into the glass. Body is a darker golden colour, with a medium sized white head. Tastes very hoppy, dry and bitter. nice bite in the throat as well. A great lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2004
You know what the boston lager is great!!! Now I also know why Samuel Adams is such a popular beer out there. Great Taste, not overly bitter, well balanced flavorful beer. I'll definitely consume more SA's now. Wish I had bought their Christmas sampler which had both of these back in december 03 when I had the chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Had to re-rate this one. Maybe it was a frsh 6-pack, but I haven't enjoyed a beer this much in ages. Beautiful copper and a nice scent of floral hops. The taste was much fuller than I remembered and the flavour lingered. Went down smooth and had a really full - but not too bitter aftertaste. Check the label - if it's fresh, it's a winner!

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