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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (285) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2014
Amber pour with a thin bubbly head, sweet caramel aroma. Taste is roasted malt, sweetness, smooth body. Solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (449) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a clear coppery color, topped with a very generous just off white head. The aroma is pleasantly mild, some malts along with fruity aroma and nice caramel. The taste is smooth and refreshingly bitter. Some fruits present withing the balanced body. The finish decently bitter. A very nice lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (305) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Bière jaune-orangée, véritablement ambrée, parfaitement limpide, effervescence moyenne-bonne, surmontée d’un bon col blanc cassé, mousseux, rocailleux, assez dense, qui se réduit tranquillement en laissant sa trace sur les parois du verre. Arômes de malt pâle peut-être légèrement grillé, grain, céréale, maïs, avec effluves plus sucrés qui font un peu artificiels (léger caramel, sirop de maïs…). Bref, un nez de céréale sucrée, avec un petit houblon floral en arrière-plan, moyennement intéressant, intensité adéquate, complexité faible. En bouche, pétillement moyen-fort sur la langue, onctuosité moyen-faible au palais. Au goût, c’est significativement plus intéressant qu’au nez, avec un houblon floral plus présent qu’anticipé. Le malt fait moins «sucré artificiel» qu’au nez, prenant des saveurs de pain légèrement grillé, de noisettes, de caramel et de sucre d’orge, avec même un petit quelque chose de fumé. Bière adéquatement sucrée en entrée de bouche, l’amertume prend ensuite progressivement le dessus. Excellent équilibre malt/houblon, très belle intégration des saveurs, bière bien goûteuse, bien intense, complexité intéressante en bouche. Bonne bière, au-dessus de la moyenne!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DennisKirk (127) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Flaske købt i Kvickly, 0,33 liter, smager godt, dufter godt og ser godt ud i glasset, ikke super god, men kan sagtens drikkes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
On tap... pours a Crystal clear copper with reddish hue. Aroma is balanced malt and hops. Finger of tight white head. Flavor is very balanced with just a tad more hops. Malty and bitter at the same time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (374) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Amber. Bread, caramel malt aroma. The taste follows suit. Smooth palate, medium body. Nice lager. Hits the spot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
InPivoVeritas (235) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma is malty with bready and light caramel notes. Light green apple note. Taste is a bit sweet with nice bitter finish. Herbal and light metallic hop character. Body is medium-low, a bit watery. Medium carbo. Nice, balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartjeking (17) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Very nice lager, clear appearance and good head. In comparison to other lagers it tasted fresh and light bitter. Good beer for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
borre_m (238) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Pours clear copper with a very slightly tanned head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malty some roasted. Very slightly hopped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (123) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle pour. Good head with nice lacing. Golden amber color. Nice malty aroma with a hint of caramel. Medium body with a light bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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