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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soulpolisher (33) - Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours amber with a billowy off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is toasty, with some spiciness from the hops. Taste is somewhat sweet with a dry, somewhat bitter finish. Some acidity from the carbonation. Light body. No one particular aspect stands out, well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Not a lager fan, but I do like Sammy! We all know what it tastes like so... I do like it though. Better than all of those other so called commercial lagers with rice fillers!!!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2002
Not bad, but not one of my favorites out there! maybe a higher quality version of Bud....

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miggl (32) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Sam Adams is a good beer if there aren’t any imports on the list ;-).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2003
pours amber with a small white head. floral hop aroma, some malt character. dry finish, slightly metalic. not a bad amber lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
all the voices in my head agree that this is a good beer. except for the quiet one in the corner he doesnt talk much.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porter4porter (32) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
A nice lager, pours an amber brown with a thin head, nice hoppy taste balanced well with malt w/ crisp citrus notes, a drinkable beer that is surprisingly good for a mass produced beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fitch256 (32) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2009
This beer isn’t the best you’ll ever have, but since it’s available just about anywhere, you’ll always have the option of a flavorful beer when the only other options are piss water.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
There are few things in life that I appreciate more than a fresh Sam Adams Boston Lager. I consider this my stand by and have certainly had this beer more times than I have had any other beer. I’ve enjoyed it for so long both on tap and bottle but never taken the time to review it and finally took the time to do it tonight. Had it poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, pours a light amber color with a decent sized head that will go away after a few minutes in the middle but sticks around on the edges with some good lacing to it as well. Oh yeah, and perfect clarity, absolutely perfectly filtered. It smells very good, very well balanced between roasted, caramelized malts and, with great hoppy floral aromas at the end. Excellent full bodied, and perfectly balanced flavor of again the malts followed by a hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good not much of a carbonation bite to it. You can really taste the sweet in the beginning and the bitter part at the end. Its full bodied, but I still find it very drinkable. Just a good overall beer. I’ll put a disclaimer on this, it said drink by 11/09 and it’s July right now, so you know this beer was EXTREMELY fresh. Glad I got a hold of it before anyone else. One more thing I have to add about this beer, is it’s a great year round beer, great in all seasons.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sensei_Tohru (32) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 355 ml bottle. Pours a see-through light amber with a small dissipating head. Aroma is grain with a floral edge. The taste starts sweet, then moves on to a fairly mild hop bitterness. The body of the beer is light, but not really watery, with lower carbonation than expected. The floral hop character stays in the finish with hints of malt sweetness. More than drinkworthy!


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