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RATINGS: 4375   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
Still trying to expand my beer horizons. Nice copper color, decent head. Pretty lacing. And a slightly bitter finish. I actually enjoyed the Sam Adams Vienna style more I think. I paid about 8 dollars for a six pack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Good copper color, pours with a decent head and has good lacing. Similar to Bass Ale, more hops though. Readily availible and reasonably priced, a good step up beer for the drinker who wants to expand his horizons beyond macro brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 October 2007. Bottle. Golden body with a small white head. Moderate hops in the aroma, light grassy notes with very light hints at citrus. Moderate bitterness throughout. Mild grainy middle, with brief light hint of bubblegum? Light citrus in the finish. Average palate is full for what it is. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 <P>Jan 2001 - Decent but uninspiring. Found it to be a lot more malty than mainstream lagers but not exceptional. Worth trying again though. 6/3/5/3/10 - 2.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (190) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2003
This beer pours from the bottle in an attractive amber color with a sizable, foamy beige head; there also was some excellent lacing as I polished off the 12 fl. oz. bottle from a slightly oversized pint-sized glass. Unlike most lagers I’ve sampled, I found the aroma pleasantly hoppy with a just a whiff of yeasty fragrance. It offers a good balance in the palate with a mellowing malt flavor and some excellent hop flavor in the long-lasting finish. This is a medium-bodied lager, slightly dry and bitter but suitably complex for such a mass-produced beer. Overall, I’d rate this ale as an excellent beer selection. Sure it’s about as ubiquitous as are the offerings from America’s largest mega-brewers; but, while this beer is quite predictable from batch to batch, I find it quite flavorful and a good buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abbotsampson (15) - PARIS, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2003
Copper-brown color with lacy foam. The nose is quite hoppy. The taste is likewise bitter, but smoother than I expected. Like an English bitter, but a bit thinner. Finish is full and round. Very nice bitter lager!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Tastes a lot like Bass to me. Leaning to the hoppy side. I thought we declared independence to get away from England. Sam, Sam, Sam...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2003
Dark almost ale like appearance with an English ale hopped aroma. The flavour resembles an English bitter with hints of caramel. A very nice beer, a lot different than your normal commercial American beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (831) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2003
mild hoppy aroma, bronze hue with a reasonable head, nice hop charcter with some balancing malt tones, full bodied with quite an interesting taste, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Medium amber color with a beige head, exponential lacing. Aroma was supprisingly hoppy, I'm not used to that in a lager. Good balance in the flavor with a great fresh hop notes here as well. Palate is just as I expected with this many IBU's, slightly dry and bitter but complex at the same time. Good job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slaterock (11) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
this is one of my favorite beers that is easy to get t the supermarket. Great dark, thick flavor for an american macro. Just love the taste of this beer. Either this os sierra nevada is what i go for. pure white, pretty quick diminishing head. Wonderful mouthfeel for a american macro with 4.7% alcohol. Yum.

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