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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2002
A good beer for what you can find in just about any grocery store. Was impressed how smooth it was. Definitely one of the better American beers.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hattrick6899 (16) - USA - AUG 31, 2002
Yeah, this and Yuengling are pretty close to the best American beers. Think Sam has a slight edge though. Very good taste, I like this stuff

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1838) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2002
The Budweiser of macro-brews best drank on draft.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
kinda bitter with that battery acid taste, similiar to sierra nevada. Alot better then most other american beers but that not saying much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Decent beer. Amber color with a white head. Not bad for something you can buy in the grocery store. Decent blend of malt and hopps. a little light but not bad for a lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Good beer for a mass produced one. Always a good pick up

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 An excellent blend of hops and malt. One of the best readily available beers I’ve tasted. Rated in 2002 and still happy in 2006. This and SNPA are my casino beers too!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Lovely golden color, not too much head which diminishes quickly. Slightly bitter, slightly toasty hops. Not really my favorite but I’ve never been big on Lagers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
Great coppery color, nice head though it doesn’t last long. Taste rolls over the tongue nicely. The aftertaste gets a thumbs down though might not be as noticeable with food, would probably go well with ribs.

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.


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