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RATINGS: 4355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (294) - FRANCE - DEC 22, 2015
Lager équilibrée, douce rafraîchissante, avec un corps tout de même présent qui assure de la longueur, de la consistance, tout en en offrant une bière rafraîchissante et subtilement houblonnée. Un top du genre pour moi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Biscuit, malty, bready aromas. Bread, malty, pretzel flavors. Some people hate on Sam Adams, but I still think this beer is pretty solid. Nothing amazing, but you could do a lot worse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SteveOrz85 (209) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
12 oz bottle out of variety pack. Fridge chilled. Served in a Tulip glass. Big white head. Beer is a clear golden color. Significant lacing. Aroma is of light malts and some hops. Notes of bread and cereal. Taste is Lightly bitter with a smooth finish. Lighty malty with faint notes of bread and hay. A bit hoppy for a lager. Light bodied and average carbonation. Overall an ok lager. I’ve never cared much for this particular offering from Sam Adams and have genuinely been annoyed by their persistent push of this beer. Sam Adams makes many fine brews, this is not one of them. Its generally a turn off for me when I look to purchase one of their variety packs and 4 out of the 24 beers are these and another 4 are likely an experimental crap shoot leaving 16 fine beers out of 24, yet most of the variety pack can only be purchased in a variety pack, Marketing games.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
arn8897 (296) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Pours a light amber color with a white head. Some hop aroma not much else. Flavors the same with some malty flavor. Nothing special but not bad. Nice solid lager. Very light palate. Little lacing in the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
Flaske. Farven er mørk ravgylden og skumkronen er høj og hvid. Aromaen er blomster og citrusfrugt, og smagen er sødlig, karamel og ristet malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spiceboy (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Good rendition of a Lager Beer made in USA. Have had in both bottle & draft, although draft always beats bottle:)lol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
12oz bottle. Light clear amber with medium white head. Light mslt and grain aroma. Medium body. Watered down malt flavor. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sirmixsomewhat (188) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Boston Lager is one of my least favorite Sam Adams brews, and I’m not sure if it’s because I know how much variety they have elsewhere or if I just don’t like it that much, but it’s one I typically pass up on a menu unless there’s nothing else worth drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma is light malt and floral hops. No oxidation. Flavor is semi sweet malt with a medium floral hop. Ok bitter finish. Medium body but a bit fizzy. Norwegian Star

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Can at the Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas. Light amber colour, creamy offwhite head. Caramel malty nose and taste, mildly sweet, slightly roasted, very light bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation.

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