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Samuel Adams Boston Lagerģ 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 Lagerģ 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 worldís oldest hops growing area. Among the worldís most expensive, they cost twenty times as much as other hops.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gandalf7531 (8) - USA - DEC 8, 2012
I gave Sam Adams Boston Lager a try a couple months ago and was surprised that it was so good. It has real flavor and body, unlike some other American brewed beers I tried when I was younger (Iím looking at you Bud). I only drink beer for the taste, not to get wasted, so I try to be on the lookout for good, widely distributed beer. Sam Adams is probably my go-to beer when Iím out somewhere that isnít a brewpub. Itís really good beer and Iíd place it up there with any good Brown Ale or Stout Iíve had (yes, I know the styles are different!). Really glad to see some good brewing being done thatís widely available for those of us who donít have a pub with 200 beers on tap.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (623) - - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden-ruby color with white head. Aroma - Fruits, caramel, flowers. Flavor - Hops, caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (20) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Namespayne (56) - - DEC 3, 2014
12oz bottle in pint glass. Medium-Dark amber color, 4fin of tall foamy bubbly khaki head. Smells of floral hops, Tastes of hops and oak barrel. Old timey and old-towny, smooth with bitter finish. Pretty good balance of hops, which I always think is a fine quality in a standard brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (608) - - NOV 30, 2014
Helder oranje bier. Aroma van citrus, hop en honingdrop. Smaak is zacht zoet, laurier. Licht trekkend.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (445) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
have had this one a few times now very easy to get hold of sainsburyís 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4899) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, floral hoppy and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, floral and mild frutiy.
Overall impression: Outstanding lager!
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (78) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joeís. 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. Itís hard to find fault here. Itís just a fine basic lager that is, thankfully, widely available. A standard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aloiscarvalho (51) - - DEC 3, 2014
Cor amarela com espuma pouco persistente. Aroma lupulado e de malte tostado. Sabor forte de malte e lúpulo, com pouco amargor residual.

3.5
   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 didnít really care for it, but I have found it more enjoyable in recent months.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hop_Hedonist (258) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
I admit I donít 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 Iíve marked it accordingly as not shit but wonít go there again in a hurry.


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