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RATINGS: 4231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abbotsampson (15) - PARIS, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2003
Copper-brown color with lacy foam. The nose is quite hoppy. The taste is likewise bitter, but smoother than I expected. Like an English bitter, but a bit thinner. Finish is full and round. Very nice bitter lager!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Tastes a lot like Bass to me. Leaning to the hoppy side. I thought we declared independence to get away from England. Sam, Sam, Sam...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2003
Dark almost ale like appearance with an English ale hopped aroma. The flavour resembles an English bitter with hints of caramel. A very nice beer, a lot different than your normal commercial American beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (665) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2003
mild hoppy aroma, bronze hue with a reasonable head, nice hop charcter with some balancing malt tones, full bodied with quite an interesting taste, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Medium amber color with a beige head, exponential lacing. Aroma was supprisingly hoppy, I'm not used to that in a lager. Good balance in the flavor with a great fresh hop notes here as well. Palate is just as I expected with this many IBU's, slightly dry and bitter but complex at the same time. Good job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slaterock (11) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
this is one of my favorite beers that is easy to get t the supermarket. Great dark, thick flavor for an american macro. Just love the taste of this beer. Either this os sierra nevada is what i go for. pure white, pretty quick diminishing head. Wonderful mouthfeel for a american macro with 4.7% alcohol. Yum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 I was quite suprised to see an (imported) american beer in my local supermarket - so I bought it. It was darker and had more body than i expected - perhaps a bit fruity? Would try again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Don't really know what all this beer is really about. It tastes like a average beer, but with a skunkier, sweeter taste that I did not like. It's the kind of beer Republicans probally drink while discussing "important things" at the nearby Red Lobster. Which I will have no part of

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 23, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Had this at the Fish Market in Old Towne Alexandria in the 36oz snifter. Medium brown body, decent head. Hop, malt flavors. Dry aftertaste. Could use some more alcohol. Everything about this beer was average and rather boring. The best part was the fun I had toasting with that enormous glass :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Not the best lager I have ever tasted but not terrible. A bitter taste after every drink is a turn off to me. Not a beer to get drunk off of but nice to have around for a drink or two at night.

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