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RATINGS: 4251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
motnot (8) - USA - AUG 9, 2001
The first beer I ever had. The Boston Lager is almost dark enough to be an amber, and just as tasty. I didn’t want to give this beer a perfect rating, but upon drinking my first since joining this site, I had no choice. Boston Lager is a multifaceted beer, from the first whiff to the first taste to the final swig. Rich, creamy, bitter, yet perfectly balanced on the tongue. If I had to drink one beer for the rest of my life, this would be it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
corkyrory66 (974) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2015
« Lager crafted in single batches », avec du « two row summer barley », mais alors pourquoi Samuel Adams la fait-il brasser sous licence par Sheperd Neame in the UK ??? Quand on prend tant de soins pour les ingrédients et la méthode, on ne délègue pas son travail … Bref … On a comme houblons du Hallertau Mittelfrueh et du Tettnang Tettnanger. Niveau abv de 4,8 %. Couleur ambre roux moyen, à la clarté nette, pure. Bulles fines par centaines, en colonne centrale. Mousse beige clair épaisse, nappage stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt grillé, ananas, pointe de muscade, et de muscat aussi (c’est amusant …). 1ère bouche souple sur malt grillé, cassonade, sarrasin. Arrière-bouche de crêpe bretonne froide , avec une pointe de muscade. 2ème à la belle texture, sur du blé noir et cassonade. Arrière-bouche bien agréable. 3ème avec un peu trop de grillé/caramélisé. Arrière-bouche assez dense. Longueur assez monotone, trop de rôti, trop de rousseur caramélisée … Jambes un peu huileuses. Alcool correct, sans plus, ne participant aucunement à l’équilibre. Finale un peu écœurante. CONCLUSION : après des débuts séduisants, on se lasse et on finit en étant un peu écœuré !! Une bière qui fonctionne donc à l’envers, ce qui est très grave ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (67) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
355ml bottle. Amber coloured. Moderate off-white head. Subtle floral and citrus notes. Well balanced taste. Really nice American lager.
April 2015.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sebilinz (1182) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is malty with some hops. Taste is also malty. Aftertaste is malts with some low bitterness. O.K. Amber Lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesbeith (18) - - OCT 1, 2015
................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8688) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
Actually brewed @Shepherd Neame, Kent... Metallic red-golden, utterly clear beer, lazily bubbled with a small white head. Sweet, caramel, some oxydation and noble hops. Rosewater, lychee. Cake, caramel, toasted malts but again a hint at good (USA-like?) hops - if once again, with a tad oxydation. Warming up, cornflakes. Light body, if pretty slick. Bit undercarbonated. Lasting light bitterness. Decent, even if big volume lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (189) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
I’m thinking of the commercial that mentions how you can float a bottle cap on the head.

Pours a nice amber color. Pretty thick foamy white head. Decent retention, very nice lacing. I’m torn, for a lager this should get a much higher score.

Aroma is caramel, and floral. A little piney, a little citrus, but not too much. Pretty hoppy, but not overwhelming. Again, this is much better than most lagers.

Taste is very good. Caramel sweet, balanced with some bitter hops, but leaning sweet. It’s earthy and rich. It has some nice lightly roasted malt. Well balanced, is it bitter, is it sweet?

Mouthfeel is light-medium. It’s a little watery, but not too much. It’s not too dry. It finishes a little sweet, although the hops do bring some bitterness into the mix. Super drinkable.

Overall, this is an amazing lager. It’s somewhat historic, opening the door to craft brews in the US. I think of it as the perfect beer to drink when golfing. Of course, it’s great any time. If you haven’t tried it, you must!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Light Amber pour big head lot of carbonation. Light malt nose taste slightly malty with lean palate. Finishes slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (408) - Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Tap at hard rock Times Square. Haven't rated before??? Nose is sweet and a bit of hop. Color is light amber with medium head. Smooth and a bit crisp but thicker than a lot of ales. Dry and full, some hop burst - mild - fruit sweetness and little to no citrus bite. A decent fall back macro

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (723) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma is sweet malts with caramel, bread and autumn fruits.Taste is sweet and malty with a neutral character. A bit thin in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (222) - - AUG 27, 2015
12oz can on a crj900. Heavy grain with some malt aroma. Light body. Malt flavor with a grainy finish. Appearance is silver with some blue printing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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