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RATINGS: 4364   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2302) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
MM funny they no longer have Sam Adams the patriot on the label..i think its a bad move now the label looks pretty ugly..hope they havent messed with the beer too for popularity. For a lager this beer has one terrific appearance darker than most non-dark lagers..almost like a copper ale..a small but dense slighly off white head that lingers long..very good so far Smell also id quite good for a lager..i can smell that hop aroma pretty well..and its good and fresh. MM great malty tatse but with a solid real hop bite at the end superb stuff. Very good in the mouth not cloying at all. An exceptionally drinkable lager indeed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Strong fruit hop aroma, full bold hop fruit taste, its one of the miracles of this century that you can get this excellent beer almost anywhere to accompany your meal

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2003
To be honest, a whole lot more than expected. In the past, Sam has either offended me or bored me to death. To be honest, I thought this would be crap. Decent citrus/floral hops dominate the aroma, with subtle malts adding sweetness to the bouquet. Low carbonation, which is not what I expected. Thin ring of lace, almost no head on the orange/yellow body. Flavor is subtle malts, half-decent hops, and a nice clean finish. Palate was a bit thin. This one really suprised me. A beer that says all the right things, just not loudly or clearly enough to impress.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quiglswrth (2) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
It's a good taste, good color. Delicious, but not quite as good as Yuengling, the pride of the patriots from Pennsylvania.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
CAT (2) - PHILLIPBURG, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2003 does not count

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2003
amber with an off white head. taste is malty with a bit of bitter balance. not very complex, but it tastes good, and goes down easy. and best of all, it's very widely availible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Golden color with medium white head. Slightly metallic aroma. Taste is quite metallic and malty. An average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
A classic American beer. Much better than most American lagers. My only complaint is the slightly bitter after taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Nice color, good malt and hop. Very good beer that is readily available at most stores. I like it and buy it often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 Pours out of the bottle with a creamy off white head that disappears too quickly. The aroma and palate are complex and change frequently during consumption. I like the balanced mix of floral, carmel, malt, and hops flavors. This is a beer that suits any weather and activity perfectly. If it is a hot summer day at the beach then a cooler full of ice cold Sam Adams is what you want; drink it ice cold and straight from the bottle to quench the deepest thirsts. On the other hand, a cold winters night in front of the fire is the perfect time to break out the pilsner glassware and pour a delicious glass of this heart warming beer. Great with steak, great with fish, great with vegetables and legumes. If I could only have one beer for the rest of my life Sam Adams Boston Lager would be it.

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