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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
Solid Beer, boston and the USA should be proud of its ’world class beer’

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermonger (11) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002
What can you say about Sammy? You can find it anywhere. It doesn’t cost too much ($20ish a case). It’s flavorful, and makes you feel like a true patriot for buying it. Opening a cooler full of this at a party will not make you unpopular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 A satisfying lager. One of the best mass produced beers I've had. Still it is probably outdone by many of the mircos

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 spicy and flavorful lager that surpases anyones expectations of mass produced and marketing beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
As a lager it out performs wonderfully: thick mouthfeel, great taste and flavor. Sets the Sammy Adams standard.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jacomino (4) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2002 does not count
Wow! What a full satisfying flavor. That is what this one is all about. Delicious in every way with many, many flavors to hunt for with each sip (or gulp as I like to do.)God Bless the USA!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Not bad, but too much fuss made over it. A fresh Leine’s almost fooled me into thinking it was THIS beer. Needs more malt and better hops...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Smooth, starts sweet, medium bodied with a slight hop bite at the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBopper1965 (13) - ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2002
nice hoppy lager. first time I tried this it changed my view on american beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
collegiatebrew (22) - Defreestville, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2002


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