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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kodos (200) - USA - SEP 25, 2001
This is the beer that introduced this N. American to the world of ’real’ beer, so I am a bit biased.The transformation from Miller guzzling non afficianado happened here. This guy changed a lot of opinions in N. America about what good beer is supposed to be. A good brew thats a bit heavy on the hoppy side. A good intro to what American style Lager should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2001
Delicious amber lager, hints of gladioli and mollasses start you off, leatherwood maltiness with light sourness that enhances the soft finish.Best North American drop I have tried by 1.6 kilometres. Well crafted. My bottle into the last month of shelflife and cost $2:85Australian, or $1.45US for 330mls.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jonnyx99 (34) - USA - SEP 24, 2001
Overall, my first pint of draught Samuel Adams was a big dissapointment. Bitter, sour and altogether way too heavy on hop bite. Not one I would enjoy again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2003 Medium head with a rich amber color, very slight bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
not at all,its a one time beer,not good at all

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cruz22499 (20) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2001
This is a world class beer indeed. Sam Adams’ Boston Lager is the defenition of beer art. Jim Koch knows how to make a great beer. God bless you Jim you are what we good beer drinkers inspire to be, God of all brew masters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2001
OK, after years of disliking this beer, I’m softening my stance after trying one the other night simply because it was the only beer other than BudMillerCoors the restaurant had. As far as widely available American lagers are concerned, this is the best. It has a great hop nose and slight maltiness to compliment its hop flavor and slight bitterness. Acceptable color and mouthfeel, no head retention and a pleasant taste. Not bad overall, but something about Sam Adams’ beers (still) literally makes me sick to my stomach if I drink more than one of them in an evening. Have to respect their ability to compete with the Big 3 and retain relatively high quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
buffdaddy615999 (38) - Garwood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2001
overrated, taste sucks but not as bad as the aftertaste thats a whole hell of a lot worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
I have no love for sam adams. I thought that this was one of the most expensive and overated beers i have ever had. I no better if not worse than budweiser and had half of the respect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2001
A great beer to drink anytime, tap or bottle.

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