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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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2002
Decent. Carmel in the nose with a little hops. Tan/ amber color, but not much in the way of a head. Tastes more like an american Pale Ale than a lager. Carmel notes with undertones of grapefruit, A little bitterness towards the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Definitely an average beer and nothing I’d go out of my way to find. I’ve had much tastier lagers, and this one seems kinda sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2002
I used to think that this was a really wonderful beer. That was back in the days of when I drank Bud,etc. This is still a decent beer, better than those macrobrews of days past, this beer could be called my gateway beer to better beers I have found. Malty, amber colored and drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
one of the better lagers out there. golden orangy colour. some sweet maltiness and decent hops.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2002
It’s slightly more bitter than the standard American lagers. I wasn’t impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
solocup (49) - sandy, Utah, USA - SEP 11, 2002

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Orangish color. Malt smell, with a light malt taste. Found it somewhat unpleasant.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Why does everybody get all excited about this stuff...yeah it’s a good beer, but at 4.75%ABV and a higher price....does it really taste that freakin’ good?

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
metaldust (30) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 25, 2004 Best tasting American beer there is.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 Nice head lots of lace on glass,super malty flavor lights up your whole mouth pretty dark.Very very delicious.


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