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RATINGS: 4243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
specksnreds (55) - USA - JUL 22, 2008
Better on tap. Fuller aroma with more pronounced hops. Lacey head with great amber color. A little metallic in the finish, but not unpleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
A nice beer all around, but it may be to bland for some. Everything is balanced out quite nicely, which takes some of the fun out of drinking. In any event, it's a good "safety" when there isn't anything else whetting on the menu.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bburychka (55) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Very good lager. I would say that it’s slightly better than Yuengling Lager. Full flavor without much of a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2009 Far from the average lager, this was a surprise. Amber color, a thin head, but lots of hops and malt aromas. On palate caramel and tiny toasted touches, not commonly found on lagers. Bitterness was on the exact point. One of the best beers I’ve had, combinating taste and easyness to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rainmaker2152 (55) - - FEB 28, 2013
A satisfying, medium-bodied dark lager. Malty and slightly bitter. Sure looks great in a pitcher on a sticky table.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricardotorero (55) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
My first American beer on my first trip to US. An easy to find US beer and can often get for £1.50. My father-in-law who usually doesn’t drink lager and when he does drinks rubbish, described this as "the best lager I’ve ever had". Not quite but is pretty good

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Little to no aroma. Pours a clear straw color with a very small white head and a small amount of lacing. The taste is slightly sweet and has maybe a slight bitterness that comes out. Good carbonation and overall a decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Nice pale amber color. Strong persistent head. Nothing fancy about the flavor. Quintessential balanced lager, nice sweetness with a malty finish.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
kinda bitter with that battery acid taste, similiar to sierra nevada. Alot better then most other american beers but that not saying much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured golden with short lived head. Taste malt, slightly sweet and bitter.


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