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RATINGS: 4267   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4508) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Poured a medium white creamy head and it had good lacing to it. Some carbonation was noted rising to the top. It had a somewhat fruity aroma to it. It was bitter tasting and had an aftertaste that lingered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 24, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a medium head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and a transparent amber colored body. The head lasted a long time. Its aroma was that of mild malts and hops. It had a bitter initial taste then finished more smoothly. It had a typical hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
A great "fall back beer" when the bar you're in dosen't have any other interesting beers, they probably have this. Nice floral hop aroma, decent bitterness and body. A pleasant drink when fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2003
overall a good taste that is very hoppy and bitter. Smooth feel that is very refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
manolager (20) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Very hoppy, good bitter end and bite at the finish. Significantly smoother on draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2003
Copper color, rich frothy head. Obvious hoppy aroma. Bitter ending, nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 9, 2003
Sam Adams is a great alternative to "lawnmower" beer, since it's available anywhere, though it has flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2003
copper color; nice head; malty hoppy smell and taste with dry finish; what a great friend and standby usually avaiable even in the most hick places (not that there is anything wrong with hicks)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
This beer is much better than most any other macroswill out there. Nice copper color to it, with a nice, tight white head. Fresher than anything around here, that's for sure. Tastes good, actually, with plenty of malts up front, with a hops backbone to it, and finishes nice & dry. Not too bitter or metallic like a lot of lagers out there. I like it, you will too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
I anticipated trying this beer for quite some time, and just got around to tasting it tonight. Pours an amber colour, average head. Slightly hoppy aroma. Pleasant to drink, with a decent bitter finish.

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