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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average frothy god lacing mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours slight hazy orange with a light orange head, quickly disappearing. Malty sweet aroma with a clear raisin note. Sweet malty flavour, mildly floral and bitter. Finish is a soft blend between caramel malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2003
The aroma is dominated by brewmash with notes of sweet malt. The color is orange and it has a beutiful head. The flavor is a nice malt sweetness with notes of oranges, and a slight bitterness - too slight for my liking. An OK lager but boring for a Sam Adams.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark golden, slightly hazy beer with a dense and stable head. Fullbodied and extremely aromatic from the hops without being excessively bitter. Nice fruityness. Mostly reminds me of an English Bitter - but this is well made lager.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20728) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2004
Amber colour with small off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of hops, malt and abricots. Malty flavour with notes of abricots and hops. Bitter aftertaste with floral notes. Nice lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled (4,8%). Dark orange colour with beige mediumsized head. Fruity and malty aroma. Malty, hoppy and vegetably flavour. Long hoppish aftertaste. Balanced, but not too exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2002
Amber coloured. Flowery aroma, medium body, crystal malt character. For a long time this was the only decent American beer I’d tried, as it was the only one available.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2007
Draught. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Sweet malty and grainy aroma with some weak hints of hops. Sweet malty grassy and slightly hoppy flavor. Sweet malty and hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2003 Bottle, 7-3-5-3-11
Golden color. Nice hoppy aroma, dry, flowery. Unfortunately the taste is not interesting as much, quite poor malt and hops, pretty dry.
Draught, 6-3-6-4-13
Amber color. Nice aroma of hop flowers. Pretty nice body characterized by a strong bitterness, holding a long final.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
bottle at cropredy 2007 ... orange amber coloured .. malty lager hop ... very soft hopfruits quite a lot of malt fruits and lagery hops.


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