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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerskinner (24) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 30, 2011
From the tap. It is important to try Boston lager from the tap if you want to enjoy this beer at its finest. I did like this beer. The biscuit malt flavor, very drinkable, and it has definitely joined the list of favorites.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rockana (190) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours clear amber with nice minimal white head. Nice malty, a bit joppy ajd floral aroma. Pleasant surprise. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (56) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys. The good thing about Sam Adams Boston Lager is that you can get it from any off-licence or super market. Nothing too dramatic. Decent and reliable lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LasseVPedersen (217) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Pours clear copper with a red hue to it, nice foamy off-white head that stays for a while. Aroma is malty, with lovely hops and floral touch. Flavour is malty, bread, hops, pine, citrus and caramel. Medium sweet, refreshing bitter in decent long aftertaste and dry finish. Medium body, bit oily texture with average carbonation. Delighted. Good lager

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery, but many times prior. Many beer geeks feel ashamed to say it, or just don’t agree, but this is a great session beer that is accessible at most bars/restaurants in the U.S. Appearance is crystal clear with an amber color. Fresh hop aroma with caramel malt. Taste is slightly sweet with a balanced hop background. Light bodied and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1186) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear lighter orange copper, fine lasting off-white foam. Aroma of caramel malt and herbal floral hop. Taste is richer toasted caramel malt with a moderate noble hop influence. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, sessional. LBW (Lagerboys Be wary)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerkenstock (6) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 drink cold/cool. lemonlike, tastes of honey, dry hops and grasses. nice light amber colour. very good herbal Lager

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTornado (21) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a sensory glass. Pours a medium copper color with a tall off-white head. The head has excellent retention with good lacing. Smell is of bread dough, sweet, toasted caramel malt, and floral hops. Taste is sweet malt and spicy hops up front, very well balanced. Some lingering bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and tangy. Overall, a classic American lager that was at the forefront for the past 30 years in helping the craft beer movement. It’s well balanced and enjoyable to drink. A good beer to keep on hand year-round.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czlowiekwiadro (198) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2014
słodowy, karmelowy zapach, przyjemny, lekko kwaśny. bursztynowy, przejrzysty kolor, z przyzwoitą, lekko beżową, dość trwałą pianą. półpełne, karmelowe, lekko palone. goryczka średnia, karmelowa i ziołowa. lekko kwaskowate. dość nisko nasycone.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rahnarsson (1) - - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Quite tasty for a lager reminds more IPA than a lager. But after taste is quite dark ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (46) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 One of the best American mass-market lagers. Pleasantly hoppy with a smooth bitter finish.


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