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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roland (38) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2000
Ok, I’ve had many, many of these in my day. Around the time I figured out that I didn’t have to sink as low as Coors or Budweiser this was my step-up. Sam Adams is a good quality lager but it still doesn’t compare with the ’great beers’ out there. Still, if you want something good you can drink a lot of this is a decent option.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
buffdaddy615999 (38) - Garwood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2001
overrated, taste sucks but not as bad as the aftertaste thats a whole hell of a lot worse.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mogo (38) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Much better on tap than out of a bottle. Better than most American beers, but I prefer their Boston Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - APR 25, 2002
A true American Classic(no, thats not an oxymoron!). Great standard for beer lovers. A few pitchers of this with friends at the bar is a great evening indeed.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
211Gramma99 (38) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 1, 2002
I found this beer to be real bitter and it had a bad after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hysteria (38) - USA - MAR 5, 2003
Dark golden color with a nice head which lingered a while. Good balance between hops and malt. Crisp aroma. Nice effort, won't offend many

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - AUG 11, 2007
Fantastic lager, highly comparable to a german-style lager. Smooth, cool taste, with medium head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarndyce (38) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
I have drank this beer consistently for 10 years or so. Each year, it gets worse and worse, sad to say. I order it on draught and have better results then when I pick up a sixpack or 12pack at the retailer. It usually has a nice pour but I can tell by aroma if it’s good or not. Generally has a rich maple smell when good. This is an old favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ELab2 (38) - USA - APR 7, 2008
Nice full and rich lager. Probably the best widely available beer in the states. Nice malty and hoppy flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2003 americas world class beer indeed! very good flavor, and i mean in ALL their beers. very full and satisfying.


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