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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.


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
chunknuts (51) - Watertown, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2002
i was at my friends house and his mother offered me one of these and i was disgusted. i almost threw up. this beer was terrible. i would like to tell the people who make sam adams that u should stop making it until u learn how to make a quality beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Tap at a Giants/Dodgers game. Nice light brown color and a fluffy head. A very nice taste of hops and a flavor i couldnt really figure out. Nice smooth, taste with a small bitter bite at the end. A nice medium body baseball game dog, when its not hot.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Tap. Probably the most hops you’ll get out of a micro on the verge of macro brewery. In that regard it was great. The aromas were lacking as well as a good mouthfeel, but a good color and head to it. This is hands down the beer I would get at a bar full of macros. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
This is the best of microbrew meets big time bottler. Beautiful copper color with a near perfect head. More floral and strawberry than I expected. Finishes well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Great beer. Had two at Doyle’s Pub after the Sam Adams brewery tour. Served in a Sam Adams specialty pint glass, something of a cross between a tulip and a regular pint, with the addition of a laser-etched bottom to release carbonation. Definitely everyone’s go-to beer in the Boston area. Was surprised at the effectiveness of the glass; it sustained the head all the way through and lead to a much more fragrant experience. Beautiful amber color, great taste. No complaints, but neither is it up to the heights of some of the beers I’ve had since joining the site.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Appearance: it has a clear copper-amber color with medium head. Aroma: smells like caramel malts and some herbs. Tastes like toasted malts, caramel and some bread notes. Drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 excellent. i can always go for a sam adams. A bit too heavy for me to drink all night though. has a nice sweet touch to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2002
Quite liked this beer with its deep amber colour, malty flavour and light hoppy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scooby (50) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2002

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2001
This is another beer that is good for what it is a more mass produced craft beer


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