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RATINGS: 4267   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Not my first time tasting, but I might as well go ahead and rate it. This is my standby beer that I know I will be able to find anywhere. Really good lager, and most people are willing to drink it. Great for parties, etc. Pour is a nice amber, with a nice mild hoppiness in the nose. Good head on this beer. Taste is crisp. Slightly hoppy and well balanced with the malt. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
torejh (53) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle 355 ml. Golden and clear appearance with a small compact head. Sweet and malty aroma. Taste of caramel and different malt flavours. Nice balanced bitterness. Not too complex. An excellent lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours a breathtaking ruby red with a cumulonimbus head. Beautiful lacing. Heavy esthery nose, accompanied by pine and baking soda. Off-putting floral palate, with overtones of pecans and forward alcohol. Mouth-filling mouthfeel and disappointing finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2014
A beer more than passable, almost pleasant. I’m not a big fan of amber lagers but I can see myself drink one of two of these

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2003 Decent from the tap. Had an aftertaste like strawberries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
when did they change this recipe? it used to be the strongest beer in the SA lineup at 6.5% now its at 4.5%??? what strikes me is the flavors they eek out of the hops in this lager...citrus, noble spiciness, very nice. the body lacks, but for a "common" beer that you can find anywhere, this lager excels. much better than average.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2001
nice flavor, but with a watery body

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2003
This beer is a beautiful pour, but I think it’s pretty middle of the road as far as flavor and quality. I think it’s a great beer by which to rate other beers. Fairly distinct aroma, great amber color, and a bitterish sparkling taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnabus (52) - Niagara, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 From a bottle. Lightly sweet with hints of pine and flowers. The finish is short and bitter. It is an alright lager, but not one I would seek out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
StPeteBeerMan (52) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a golden amber and smells sweet, floral and malty. Sweet malts up front, caramel notes and maybe some pine towards the end. Body and carbonation is medium. Not an outstanding beer but I can always count on it as a good option in an average bar.

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