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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (453) - SPAIN - NOV 8, 2014
Deep golden c olour, with a rich creamy head that never seems to vanish, lots of lace. Smell is floral, hoppy, (not surewhich hop is used, but smells a bil like marijuana). OK, I’ve seen Noble Hops in another review. Caramel and grains. Silky creamy palate, good carbonation. Taste of caramels, malty, grains. Hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Appearance: it has a clear copper-amber color with medium head. Aroma: smells like caramel malts and some herbs. Tastes like toasted malts, caramel and some bread notes. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
High_in_NM (8) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
Another solid everyday choice from the top macro brewer out there. The Rodney Dangerfield of craft beers, this one gets no respect these days, but quietly kicks ass anyway. Caramel malts and silky smooth Noble Hops. Still by far the best macro introduction to craft brews out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
clincomedic (5) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
While I expected a lot more from Sam Adams, this sorta falls flat. What used to be a good craft brewer has become another beer manufacturer. Lost is the favors of the hops. Smooth drinking. Could replace a Budweiser for daily drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlfredReece92 (25) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
I’ve only had this a couple of times, not really my favorite... but it could be a lot worse.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Randy4Beer (271) - - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a very filtered dark amber. Thin white head. Active carbonation. Aromas of wet cardboard. Unfortunately not much else. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Tastes are very light caramel malts, and some bready yeasts. Overall, compared to what I usually drink, this is just a macro, masquerading as a craft brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Obfuscate (133) - Minneapolis, - NOV 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 No matter how many years later and all the new craft beers Sam Adams Boston lager always tastes good. Excellent balance, session able, great alone or with food. Always good on tap a widely available go to beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (290) - - NOV 1, 2014
Clear amber colour and a white head which fades quickly. There are bready aromas, and the taste is dominated by malts, giving a bread-like flavour, almost corn-like in its sweetness. The taste is predominantly sweet, with the noble hops providing a certain citrusy fruitiness but not much bitterness. There are also hints of pine resin and floral notes. A well-made Vienna-style lager with plenty of character, but just a little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
David_87 (42) - - NOV 1, 2014
Craft lager at it´s finest. Far removed from pisswater lagers of macro brewery lore. Pours amber with slight haze, typical vienna lager. Aroma is bready and crisp, hint of noble hops. Taste is sweet and very bready, could be a little more bitter on the backend, but acceptable for the style. Real thirst quencher. Bottle from SB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
torejh (30) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle 355 ml. Golden and clear appearance with a small compact head. Sweet and malty aroma. Taste of caramel and different malt flavours. Nice balanced bitterness. Not too complex. An excellent lager.

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