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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2008
If you ever go out to a chain resturant for dinner (think Applebees, Olive Garden, Chilis) then this is probably the best beer you will find on tap. This old reliable has saved me countelss times when the only other choices were coors light, bud light, etc. This is a decent beer, completely respectable in everyway, yet not god enough to compete with the craft brews such as Stone, Southern Tier, etc.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ant880 (39) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Not a beer that is going to blow your socks off but a well balanced lager that you can drink all night. There is a slight citrus taste and hops are mild. This is a beer for your friend who always drank Bud, Coors and Miller and now wants to get a little more adventurous.

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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rsauermann (38) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2006
My first foray into Craft beers. Will always be a standby if nothing else catches my eye. Very nice head, great malty flavor. Not overly hoppy, but theyre there

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.


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