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RATINGS: 4249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2002
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
I like Sam Adams. Its good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 Very solid, undistinguished American lager. One of my standard summer brews when I’m being unadventurous but have a little money -- a step above PBR, Michelob, Augsburg in other words. Certainly one of the weaker products from this brewer, but refreshing in a mindless way on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Pours a clear, golden yellow with a medium sized, white head. The beer has a nice hoppy aroma. Medium bodied with a nice malty sweet start and finishes malty with a slight bitterness evident. This is a very good, smooth, easy drinking lager. Slightly better on tap though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Dark yellow to brown in color, thin head. Hoppy aroma, slight sticky malt character. Nice bite on sides of tongue, sweet start, bitter finish, malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
a good basic beer.not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3594) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
copper with dense creamy tan head.Malt profile and lots of hops for Lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
Solid Beer, boston and the USA should be proud of its ’world class beer’

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