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RATINGS: 4230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 A dark golden beer with a white head. Aroma is hoppy and a little herbal. Has a nice sweet flavor and a balanced bitterness. Very nice body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13243) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12734) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Chili’s, St Louis Lambert Airport, 21/05/13 am breakfast beer ! Clear golden with a good sized off white head. Nose is grain, malt, cereals, light citrus, orange. Taste comprises malt, cerelas, noble hop presence, light sugars, citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, clean and crisp in the finish. Ok lager.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (12660) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Würziger Geruch, eher dunkles Aussehen. Sehr würziger Antrunk, der allerdings durch den folgenden wässrigen Durchhänger nicht ganz überzeugen kann. Im Nachgeschmack wirds dann dezent malzig, allerdings auch nur eine kurze Zeit. Ab und zu, warum nicht? Test vom 19.11.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,10,9,6,6,9 - 8,95

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (12644) - 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 (12455) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12416) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a cooper color with a medium head. This used to be one of my favorites aboutöƒêU years ago. Descent hoppy taste with a dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
It’s got the German hops in the aroma, but it doesn’t translate very well to the flavor. The Boston Ale is a much better beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11908) - 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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