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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Malty nose, brown to amberish red in appearance, thin white head, some lacing but not much. Thinner body than would be expected, but nice malty backbone. Some bittering hops in the finish and mid-taste act as a good balancer. Heavily carbonated, solid mouthfeel, a good macro.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
One of the better from a large American brewer. Certainly the exception!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Malty taste, amber color...good start. Doesn’t finish well and it a little too sweet overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 24, 2002
At first, I did not like this beer at all. But, it’s growing on me. I avoid it in bottle, but on draft, it has a good head, nice color, and complex taste. Several different spices make for a more pleasant drinking experience in this beer. A good American alternative to the European lager.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2002
And I thought that all american beer tasted like P...! Good bitterness, nice head and a very long aftertaste. I love it! Too expensive though )-:

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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 (1081) - 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.


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