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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours amberish color with a small head.head, Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is mostly malty caramel. Taste is very similar with some slight hoppy pine and citrus flavors towards the end. Easy drinking and a simple beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardbeerman (39) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
A classic American beer which I was able to get at my local spot. 355ml bottle chilled served in a pilsner glass right out of the fridge: Pours a clear bronze/copper robe with vivid carbs and about two fingers of foamy head. Retention wasn’t impressive but I did get some nice spotted lacing on the rim of my glass. The nose is subtle with some grains and malts. There is a spicy/clovy element. Simply put the nose doesn’t really give any hints of how the brew will be on the tongue. Taking a sip, you first get the grain with a quite strong barley kick quickly making way for a hoppy uppercut racing to the back of the palate. The brew shows a mostly watery structure but does score points for its finale of nice vapory/stingy hops. Overall I was happy to get my hands on this classic and add it to my collection. I wouldn’t say it an awesome lager for I thought the hops and barley were a bit overpowering the malts, but I’d describe this beer as accessible and refreshing. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cluniac (18) - - DEC 26, 2014
One if my favorite standard lager readily available in the us. Surely no where near the class of stronger belgian style ales which are my favorites. However far better than cheap american beers

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mavis0815 (22) - - DEC 21, 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (123) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
Brewed in UK. Houblon, caramel, amertume bien présente. Une lager agréable !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (89) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Deep golden color with a rich creamy head. Smell is slightly hoppy. Taste of caramel malt and grains combine for a silky, creamy palate. Good carbonation. Balanced, dry, slightly bitter finish. It’s hard to find fault here. It’s just a fine basic lager that is, thankfully, widely available. A standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (633) - - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden-ruby color with white head. Aroma - Fruits, caramel, flowers. Flavor - Hops, caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (28) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2014
A rich lager with a slightly bitter finish. Poured from a bottle with a frothy head and a ring of lace lasting the whole glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (463) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
have had this one a few times now very easy to get hold of sainsbury’s sell it. a little fruity on the aroma and a slight caramel flavour little bit bitter on the finish but for a lager its a nice one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hop_Hedonist (261) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
I admit I don’t like lager - had this SA Boston Lager at a function last night cos it was the best of a shitty bunch on offer - meh, it barely registered on any level but soon disappeared so I’ve marked it accordingly as not shit but won’t go there again in a hurry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle into Sam Adams glass Appearance: A 2" sudsy off white head slowly drops with mild lacing. Mostly clear light amber appearance with tons of streaming carbonation. Aroma: fresh bread dough is dominate, also a hint of sweetness and some tangy, earthy hops. Mouthfeel: fairly light and slick with a crisp, dry finish. Flavor: combination of the sweet barley/bread dough flavor with floral and citrus rind hops. Overall: This beer has grown on me as of late. For years I didn’t really care for it, but I have found it more enjoyable in recent months.

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