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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2002
Pretty beer with a nearly bland, yet a cut above that, taste. It has a slightly (almost not worth mentioning) watery feel to it, and it follows with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Now with that in mind I remind you that Sam Adams never lets me down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2002
This lager has a nice hoppy aroma and a decent weight on the mid-palate. The head was white and didn’t dissapate too quickly. The finish was a bit sweet and dry, just like the commercial description says. A very decent brew, and ya gotta love the label. Every time I see ’brewer-patriot’ I crack up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 The beer after disembarking from its 12 ounce brown bottle, takes up residence in my “pint pounder”, a transparent deep amber color with a bodacious creamy white head, the lace after desiccation of the head forms a tight girdle upon the glass. Nose is all sweet malt, fresh and pleasing to both the eye and the nose, start is thick with malt, sweet and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a brisk acidity, the hops pleasant and the aftertaste clean and wholesome, a quite nice beer actually, and one I’m afraid I forget about in my quest for the “Ultimate Beer” experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2002
A damn sight better than any other macro you can get in a restaruant. IN my top five in the American Lager category,easily. Good with pizza, mexican, or by itself. It should be noted I am one of the few beer snobs who will sing the praises of Sammy Adams.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
SA one of my favorite beer’s this stuff starts off heavy but has a good finish,,,try it you won’t be dissapointed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2002
Good stuff, nothing too distinctive, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noy-zee (63) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2002
excellent lager, smooth drinking, great taste. one of my first choices to drink with pizza

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillyTheFrog99 (31) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2002
A damn good brew. Goes down really smooth, and finishes sweet and dry. Good to drink when there’s no Guinness... but when is there not Guinness? Nevertheless, a solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2002
This beer is not very impressive. Looks good in the glass but its aftertaste reminded me of the same aftertaste that i get from cheap beer like Pabst Blue Ribbon. I like the Octoberfest and the Old Fezziwig Ale much better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2002
A notch above the macro’s.

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