Frank (3202) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 With some more tasting experience under my belt, I decided to make some additional notes for this. Sam Adams Boston Lager is a nice, well balanced, easy drinking lager. The flavor reminds me very much of sweetened iced tea. In my old rating I noted that I thought it was somewhat like a pale-ale. That's probably just because you can taste the hops.
Original Rating (3.6):Way better than what I expected (a typical American a la Budweiser). Golden color, mostly diminishing head but with nice lacing. Aroma is malty sweet. Finish is clean, slightly bitter and ever-so-slightly sour. Almost pale ale-ish. I used to have something against Sam Adams--I hated their radio commericials--so I never tried this. My mistake.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer at all. Hopelessly average,
though. Has a really nice hop aroma. It is on
the sweet side for a lager. I would not agree with
the description that it has a "complex finish." In
fact, the finish is wuite ordinary.
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has quite a nice smell, abit sweet for me but still goes down nicely and leaves you eith the feeling of wanting more.
HeyBeerMan991980 (42) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great flavor, smooth brew,
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is one of the better beers to drink out there. there is a strong malt presence although the hops flavor is still readily detecable. there is a good aftertaste however it is slightly on the acidic side maybe a little charcoal flavor in the aftertaste. definitely a good beer when you can’t have a micro.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent flavor although a little filling and a little grainy. Aside from those couple minor setbacks it’s a satisfying lager.
YogiBeera (2524) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointing. He, this nice city Boston deserves a better beer!!! Clay, malt aroma. Amber orange body. Malty and very grainy taste. Thin, short lasting aftertaste.
CapFlu (4684) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ah... to be a brewer and a patriot; I can only wish I was American. Good beer though, well worth the extra clams!
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden to light copper color with a light golden head. Mild hop aroma. Light malt flavors. Dry slightly acidic finish. No real faults, and no real excitement, but a solid lager.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice darker beer....it’s a real man’s lager with a good fruity taste to it. It’s a drink every night beer if you like lagers.