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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Straight from bottle at home. Lager yeasty, cereal, somewhat grainy, straw, and crackery aroma. Taste is bready, earthy, somewhat toasty, cereal and malty with a lasting cracker aftertaste. Light body with high carbonation. Decent amber lager.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alvin8616 (3) - Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
Just a great beer. Don’t let the "beer snobs" dissuade you from trying this beer because it’s so commercially available, you’d only be missing out. I understand why they brew so many other beers, many seasonal, each year but they’ve already hit a homerun with this brew. If you haven’t already, try this beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (228) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Smagte meget bedre i anden omgang. Absolut godkendt. Flere gode smagsnuancer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simon4 (12) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2015
Zeer mooi smaakpallet. Fijne zoetigheid en leuk gehopt. Gebrande caramel in de nasmaak. Zeer mooi gebalanceerd bier. Geproefd en goedgekeurd bij aankomst in Zwitserland, Rolle. Verrassende ervaring.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1274) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
Er komt al geen schuim als je het inschenkt. De geur voorspelt ook al niet veel goeds. Maar de smaak is echt nog meer teleurstellend... Heineken heeft nog meer smaak dan dit. Gedronken in Rilix in Puerto Plata

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (582) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear copper, small to medium white head. Aroma: floral, light caramel, bread, citrus Palate : medium body, lively carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cam_Dynamite (66) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours Amber/orange with a thick white head. Nose is bread, malt. Taste is pretty similar, drinkable but nothing much to see here

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
spartakbarnsley (67) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 23, 2015
On tap at JFK Airport, New York. Aroma fresh and organic. Golden with a decent head and lacing. Grassy and citrussy with a slightly hoppy finish. Flavoursome and refreshing, without the nasty metallic notes associated with most macro-lagers. A very fine example of the style. NB - the bottled version available in the UK is brewed under licence, and is not a patch on the US version IMHO.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BRW (1300) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2015
On tap at Amundsen Bryggeri. Copper colour with white head. Malt and grass aroma. Malt, grain and grass aroma. Light to medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerAndPonies (80) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
355 ml bottle from a six-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a Grolsch-labeled 330 ml lager glass with pinched sides and laser-etched bottom, a second-hand store find in my search for cool beer glassware. Pours a light orangey amber with slight (chill?) haze, moderate carbonation, and a creamy, eggshell-tinted cap that leaves rings and spots of lace. Fragrant barley malt dominates, with hops lending almost spicy tomato, pine, and grapefruit notes. The flavor has a solid backbone of big, rich malt, with the hop profile branching into the taste with elements of pine and citrus. It leaves a pleasantly bracing bitterness on the tonguetip. Mouthfeel is solid and the finish is clean. Just delicious! An immediate favorite lager with a lot of actual character. Were all lagers as robust, we beer drinkers would be truly blessed.


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