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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2002
This beer asnt too bad. Still tasted like crappy pilsner. Sam adams has bunk hops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perdue46 (68) - USA - OCT 10, 2002
I found this beer to taste quite good. I enjoyed the great flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Tap. A good show for its style, but not a complex or interesting beer. Re-rate 10/6/02: I picked up a lot of malt and chocolate flavors when I had this last night. It had more body and was far more interesting than on previous samples. The beer gods were shining on my glass last night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Average beer. Dry and somewhat sweet. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2002
Re-rate:a good beer to have when you can’t be bothered to think about what you’re drinking, coz it actually surprises you when you are in these types of moods, quite thin, yet flavourful, uninspiring, yet drinkable. different for a lager, OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2002
Coppery colour, medium head, a few hops in the aroma with agood malty body. Reasonable enough. My bottle had "The best beer in America" on it so it loses a point or two for that wank.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cian99 (18) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2002
This didnt go down well. Not bad, just not my type of beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2002
I don’t know why they sell this everywhere and not the Boston Ale. I suppose it’s a good amber lager, but just not my style. Miles ahead of Coors, Bud, Rolling Rock, and any other ubiquitous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Lt brown color, small head. A nice malty and hoppy beer. Flavor is mild, full mouthfeel. Good balance. A simple beer, but well made. Nice beer. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Certainly better than other popular American lagers or standards (Bud, Coors, Miller, etc.) Decent to look at with a reddish golden hue. Somewhat mettalic taste but at least you can tell there are hops used as opposed to the big boy adjuncts (rice, corn). Average.

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