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RATINGS: 4362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steven_B (114) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a large frothy head. Aroma is light malts with some sweetness but nothing great going on. Flavour is similar with the malts coming through. Not a big fan of lagers but I would say this was one of the better ones for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2015
First Sam Adams for a coupla years... L: pours a strong amber, a lovely finger of white foam, great lacing. S: very malty and sweet on the nose, a little citrus. T: full-flavoured, very malty taste, like a malted biscuit, there’s a sweet middle, hints of fruitiness, and some light bitterness at the end. F: very creamy feel, small gentle carbonation, smooth drinking. O: great lager. I need to pick some up more often.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1697) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
Sample on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is clear golden, head is big, creamy, cream white, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is fruity, flavor is malty, floral, tropical fruits. Medium sweet, light bitter, slightly sour. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
killroy (110) - BULGARIA - DEC 27, 2015
Really liked this one. From the copper color to the malty taste, with dry hoppy finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2015
I know, Jim Koch, I KNOW! Boston Beer Company has been tremendously successful. You have introduced huge numbers of people to the idea of beers other than pale lager. You’ve even made some quite decent beers along the way before slacking off. You’ve made your point. I’ll review your sweet smelling, bland looking, bland tasting, thoroughly mediocre flagship beer that you insist on cramming into every Samuel Adams variety 12 pack. Now will you please fucking LEAVE? [from a 12 ounce bottle on December 23, 2015 at Longhorn Steakhouse on Harrison Avenue, a place with a lousy beer selection]

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Butelka 330ml. Bursztynowy kolor. Piana biala dosc obfita. W zapachu dominuja chmiele. Ich mieszanka ma tez duzy wplyw na smak. Goryczkowy z orzechowa nuta i chmielowym finiszem . Dobre piwo

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BostonBeanBoy (2) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
I used to like this beer, but I guess that was before there were much better beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (295) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3180) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SteveOrz85 (210) - 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.


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