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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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Metro Kolding. A weak yellowish amber with only a thin head. Aroma is weak, mostly malty and with a slight metallic feel to it. Flavour is sweet and with a dose of sweet caramel as well. A nice full feel for the type.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a light tan, rich head. Color is a clear gold, carbonation looks good. Taste is crisp, a nice blend of malt, hops, carbonation. Just a slight bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Golden beer with a firm and lasting white head. Delicate malt aroma, with a touch of caramel and bread, and pine and herbs from the hops. Flavour is rather sweet and malty with a decent hop balance. Has as much body as the best Czech pilsners.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (10973) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (10955) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
355 ml Bottle. Amber body with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt and hops.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (10934) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Aroma of hop and biscuit. Deep golden color with a thin head. Starts with malt, then a honey sweetness?, and a little hop shows up. Beats Budweiser hands down. The malt really suppresses the hop, but it is detectable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Boston Lager
Date: 01/01/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s

Clear amber, thin fine white head, sweet malty aroma, light malt flavor, touch of carmel sweetness, nice balancing bitterness, good but boring

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10790) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: This beer is amazingly clear. It is a dark golden color with some nice amber notes. There is a large fluffy white head that leaves great lacing. S: The smell is better than I remember. Spicy, earthy hops take the lead, with a nice malt background and some light yeastiness. T: The taste follows the scent, for the most part. The hops are mildly bitter, with a nice orange and spice quality. The malt is quite present and provides a good contrast to the hops. M: This is a nice crisp, clean lager. The carbonation is excellent and the body is a bit light. D: This is a nice refreshing lager, and I’m not really a big lager fan. There are good, strong flavors, which is great to see in a world full of adjunct lagers. I don’t drink this beer as much anymore, but it is a good choice if you’re at a restaurant without much of a beer list.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
great aroma, not really strong enough but what we get is nice hoppy , lots of different flavors and some faint swetnenss. clear orange, large thick offwhite head. flavor is dry, hoppy, sligthly bitter, a little sweetness from malts, well balanced. but in my opiniion it could be stronger.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2005
TAP. DARK AMBER COLOR WITH MEDIUM TAN HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH MALT AND HOPS. FLAVOR WAS SOLID WITH SWEET MALTY AND DRY HOP FINISH. READLY AVAILABLE DRINKABLE BREW.


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