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RATINGS: 4000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 Nice golden color, great aroma, and a slight hoppy taste. Seems to have changed (for the worse) a bit over the last couple of years, but still a darn good brew that is very easy to find.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Had one with the new label. Of course the taste is the same which is what is great about this beer. One of the founders of the microbrew revolution, Sam Adams Lager is a consistantly great beer.Nice copper tones, good mix of hop and malt nice finish. A pleasure to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2002
This beer grows on you... reminds me of a good ale really; great floral aroma, copper-amber color, strong hoppiness with just the right amount of malt. Light, crisp and a nice consistent body... great dry finish. Very good beer

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TMP8899 (6) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 22, 2002 does not count
I love this beer

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stampion (142) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Just a good average beer, nothing to drastic, and nothing awful either.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Panzuriel (1281) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Can’t really stand this stuff. It’s too bitter and agressive for my palate. Just seems like it’s trying too hard.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
A pleasant hoppiness but most distinctive for high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Nice beer on tap but loses something in the bottle. Had one last night and once again I get a very metallic taste. 8/15/2002 Much smoother this time around as in the kind of lager I could just keep tossin’ down the old piehole. Side by side against Bass with a burger and some chowda this beer will win out every time. P.S. Please bring back the old label.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Can’t believe I almost forgot this. One of my favorite commonly accessable beers. Light flavor and very drinkable. Good with pizza,wing and all other bar food.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Nice amber color certainly looks good. But looks can be deceiving. This is a pretty average tasting beer with a little more roasted malt flavor than a macro-lager IMO. But it is widely available and sometimes the best choice where there is limited availability of better beers.


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