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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2002
If this was 5 years ago i would think a higher rating for this but my tastes have changed alot and i can only go so far as to give this a middle of the road rate

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2002
for a lager, i’m not UNimpressed. (i usually hate lagers) it’s a richer, maltier lager fer sher. a tad of bitterness teeters on a ledge of roastiness--in the nose and in the flavor. another one of those beers that i’ve had plenty of times but never bothered rating. beats the big(loser)3 by a long shot.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Full flavored lagar. A little bit of an overpowering taste. Never had it out of a tap but i assume its alot better than bottles.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Pours golden amber with a white head that dissipates quickly. Hoppy aroma, follows through to medium bodied palate, nicemalt texture and flavor, and a clean crisp hoppy finish. Pine needles, citrus evident. A decent lager. Ive always had a soft spot for sammy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
A good tasting beer that can be found in most places. It may be a victim of its own success as it is now seen as common.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddipaolo (26) - USA - OCT 25, 2002
Definitely a pleasant surprise. Sweeter than I expected, almost a bit too sweet in the aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaestroGFH99 (1) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2002 does not count

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2002
Lovely treacly colour and a nice toasted hop smell. I fully agree with the ’malty, slightly sweet with a dry, complex finish’ in the description. Goes down nicely and leaves you happy to have more. I think it’s interesting to note that to many of the US reviewers it is described as a common, run-of-the-mill kinda beer. Not so over here. Guess the grass is always greener ...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Good everyday brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonnyG7799 (1) - Bowie, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2002 does not count
One of my most favorite ’Dinner’ Beers


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