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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2002
nice malty aroma, good amber color- tastes just like weeping radish lager. A little over-hyped and over priced but still good.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Too bitter ... yuck

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2002
I don’t know why this beer is so popular. Average pour with a moderate head. Aroma is a little overwhelming. Taste is sweet malty and boaring. Drinkable when ice cold but still down there on the list.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2002
A solid lager deserving special merit for helping drive the american beer revolution.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
A very pleasant slightly strong lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2002
rerate to reset my previous ridiculous high rating - wonder where that came from?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2004 Rerate Aroma is slightly fishy and articial; light copper appearance, decent sized white head. Nutty flavor, with a cloyingly sweet aftertaste, just does not satisfy as much as it used to - tastes too artificial. Clingy starchy mouthfeel Original 3.6 Very refreshing on a hot summer's day in a cold frosted mug at a bbq joint. Great hoppy flavor and thick creamy head for a 'macro-micro'. Good standby when nothing local is available.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
Not bad, a bit spicy. Good intro beer for mico folks.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
enough already

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Nice dark amber color, very clear. definite floral aroma but the floral attrributes stop theere. the taste is malty, just a little sweet, well balanced with the hops. nice semi-dry finish that leaves me wanting more.


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