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RATINGS: 4229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color, off white head. Aroma of caramel and light biscuit. Taste is lightly bitter peppery, malty. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottle. There’s malty and some fruity aromas from this golden beer. It pours with a white head. Taste is malt and hops, and they both stay for a while. The bitterness is a bit intense before it fades out. A very decent lager. (050919)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15042) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Bottle from Sainsbury, Ashford Golden brown colour, pours with a good off white head. Acidic malt nose, some flowery hop. Slightly creamy in mouth. Surprising for an american lager with a good mix of caramel malt and hops. Good balance and dry tangy finish 3.1/5. Rerate August 2012. had al ot of this from France. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14729) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Just a bit better than average lager. I cant understand why it gets all those high ratings...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
Golden with a white head. Nicely balanced - medium caramel sweetness & fresh hops. Good mouthfell - fine pilsner body. All around very fresh & enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14464) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
Bottle at home. Clear golden - white head. Sweetness, knækbrød, briquit, malty sweetness, dried fruits, light hoppy, light bitterness, marmelade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14446) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle. Amber colour, nice white head. Very nice, malty aroma. Very malty for a lager, mild bitterness. Not overly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14160) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled, alc. 4.8% (BB 01/2006)
(my 100th US rating)
Copper brown, decent off-white head. Bready, ryeish, malty, slightly hoppy nose, reminds me about Brooklyn Lager. Cracker malty, rye bread, nice hops in the finish. Balanced lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (13789) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
Clear dark golden with white head. Sweet caramel, malty and a fruity hoppiness. Decent bitterness. Certainly not the best beer to have come from Boston Brewing, but nice for a Vienna. 150111

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 This product is a mere shadow of its former self. A sample today showed no hop aroma - a sharp contrast to what it used to be. Whereas yesterday’s Sam Adams was near pilsner-like, today’s Boston Lager is little more than a crisp macrobrew. It got nasty as it warmed - diacetyl or maybe just too much caramel came through, ruining the finish badly.

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