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RATINGS: 4268   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bradmccarroll (57) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Hops hops hops! One of my favorite from Samuel Adams. I’ve had many, and will continue to drink these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Touche (57) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
lets be honest, there are better beers out there, alot of better beers, but there are alot of worse beers. Went to a local bar that had this on tap tonight and decided perfect time for a review. Head about 1/4 inch which was gone seconds later. Slightly fruity aroma. I always notice the appealing amber color first! The taste was a little bitter but overall very smooth. Flavor was a little lacking, flat if you will. Its a decent larger but theres other i’d take any day over this. I think some of their seasonal brews are much stronger!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Best by 09-(presumably)03. What is it about this stuff? An incredibly schizophrenic juxtaposition of what may be Cascade and Saaz hops in a lager? Bland anoymous malts. Whatever the intent, this stuff always makes me pucker and I seldom have another.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Don't really know what all this beer is really about. It tastes like a average beer, but with a skunkier, sweeter taste that I did not like. It's the kind of beer Republicans probally drink while discussing "important things" at the nearby Red Lobster. Which I will have no part of

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2010
This beer is pretty good, but not the greatest beer from Boston Beer. The aroma is pretty nice with a subtle hop note that is balanced by the malts; the taste is much of the same. It pours a copper with a nice off-white head. Has an average mouthfeel and is crisp on its finish. Overall a good beer, but not the best. 3.0

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vento76_2 (56) - - JUL 9, 2014
Buona. Gusto deciso. Una lager ma ambrata. Amara al punto giusto. Schiuma morbida e persistente. Ottimo retrogusto. Consigliata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Sam Adams exists for one reason in my life - to give me a beer to order in a restaurant chain that has a very limited selection. Nice clean lager that tastes like a beer not a macro-.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
The Boston Lager is one of my favorite ’everyday’ beers to drink. I like the rich flavor and the minimally conflicting aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Hint of hops. Fresh taste but not very complex. Has a lot of carbonation but not to much for a lager. Overall I don’t thin I will buy this again. Not exactly my style, but not for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
Very nice beer and is widely available. Pours amber with nice hops flavor.

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