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RATINGS: 4375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15664) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15560) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15292) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
355 ml Bottle. Amber body with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15274) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15150) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
It’s still one of the best lagers I’ve had and you can find it just about everywhere now. Pours deep gold with nice white head. Nose and taste is very fruity, nice hop and malt balance. Nose has some floral grass in it. Rated 2/8/2000

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, fruit, sweet, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14128) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
The beer is decent enough but it’s so standard. Average scores for everything.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (14094) - 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.

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