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RATINGS: 4362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Very good upper-middle class beer. Slight aftertaste, but a good palate. Good with or without food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2004
Quite nice brew. Very smooth bitterness in both start and finish. Some notes of pumpkin in the palate. Found cinnamon in both finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2004
On tap, the beer appears a crystal clear yellow amber color with a small head and little lace. The aroma is lightly hoppy and malty. The flavor and palate are really quite decent for the style and price. Overall, this is really OK for a generic Lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Kind of middle-of-the-road, but certainly good. Enough flavor to be thoroughly enjoyable, and a very pleasant golden appearance. I'll definitely drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2004
I was happy to find this offered at the local bowling alley...a nice lager with flavor when all that is offered is BMC! Floral aroma, malty, and hops are slightly present.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Not my first choice, but its my only choice on so many occasions, what would i drink without it. My first real beer. Thanks for that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
A better than average American lager, so readily available that it makes a good standby beer when you're stuck eating out at a chain or local tavern. Clean amber color, light orchard-flowery aroma. It seems to have changed a lot over the years, losing some of its character, but I suppose that's an evil of massive popularity. I'm never too sad if this is the only alternative offered to B/M/C, in fact, this is one that got me off the American Standards in the first place.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Don't really recall particularly what I didn't like about this beer I just recall that the taste of it disgusted me thoroughly

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Ok for a macro. Clear yellow to amber pour. Not the best nose but not awful. Medium to full body. This was second time trying and it grew on me a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Pours a transparent apple juice color with a 2.0 cm off-white head. Aroma is sweet with some mild hoppy notes in there. Start is smooth turning sweet, then ends with some mild hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is good. This really isnt horrible stuff, despite the fact it is macro.

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