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RATINGS: 4349   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
A good alternative at most bars, this pure amber lager pours a nice frothy head with moderate lacing. The taste has a nice sweet kick, with a lightly acidic and faintly bitter finish. It's medium body and oily texture make it go down nice and smoothly. It's probably my favorite American macro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Although consistency can be an issue with Sam Adams, the lager I had (most recently) was good. Hoppy and nicely balanced with malts. Not as good as it used to be, but still a couple steps above the macros.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (12813) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orangey highly carbonated beer. Poor quality tinny malted lager, the CO2 playing havoc with the taste buds and the forced, low quality ingredients, I guess at malt & hop extracts, give little satisfaction. Oh Dear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Great beer to guzzle in almost any bar. Great aroma, unique taste, kegs are priced in the middle. One of my favorite american lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2004
THE flagship beer, a beer every bar has. Nice to know that you can always just walk into any bar and ask for a Sammy. Pretty standard beer, nice head, with some lacing. Crystal clear amber coloring. Pleasant hop aroma, with some malt. Malty flavor with a mildy citrus aftertaste. A good, and very accessible beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
I like the ale better, but this is still a good crossover beer. Not bad when it's ice cold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
alright we've all had this a hundred times when you go to the bar/restaurant and they have a terrible selection and samuale adams. amber hue. good hop aroms follow through on a toasty, medium palate. with aromatic hop finish. seems like the recipe has changed over the years to me. i dont know what class this is in amber, its pretty good for a macro.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerlover82 (229) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Pale golden with thick white head and lacing.Looks like another macro-swill, but surprise, it has nice hop and malt aroma. Good hop bitterness with some malt sweetness, but this is a little thin-bodied and gets watery after a while.Depending where your Sam Adams Boston Lager came from, it may not be that good. But this is a good step away from the bland macros, but this is a little expensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (1027) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2004
This lager pours a orange colour with a frothy white head. Very metallic scent to it. Doughy scents to the nose along with some malts. Initial taste is a little watery but then kicks in with a sharp taste of hops and malt. The palate is a little bitter with a strong hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steller (8) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
Certainly better than any other mass-produced lager. Nice crisp taste, with slight bitterness.

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