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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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
GrainBeltMan (28) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
This shit sucks. Sam Adams - in an attempt to appeal to "sophisticated" beer tyros who fancy themselves too cool for Coors - have brewed a heavy, cloying product that is too malty, not thirst-quenching and unfortunately reminiscent of garbage like Gambrinus and Watney’s Red Barrel. Want a legit lager? Even the much-maligned Lucky beats the piss outta’ Sam the Sham!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpeve (28) - Bolwarra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2007
Spicy floral aroma. Light amber in colour with thick white head. Wonderful maltiness in a medium bodied lager. A wonderful beer. A lager with taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
matthewpet (28) - USA - MAY 26, 2008
Beautiful hop nose full of anticipation, nice amber color. Perfect balance of German noble hops and sweet malt. This truly is the best beer in America.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwbeall812 (27) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2008
bottle.Light amber with light white lacing. This is a very nice consistent brew that offers a well malt to hop balance. Nice caramel malts with an piney floral bitter finish. Leaves me wanting another

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
precodekeith (27) - hamilton, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
This has to be my favorite session lager. Always plenty of head. Decent malty aroma. Easy on the palate with a fair smack of hops and plenty of malty goodness to back it. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spamalope99 (27) - USA - AUG 18, 2001

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
awesome beer for a macrobrewery. little sweet, hints of citrus and spices. has a nice hoppy bite to it. usually the best beer available at places that carry only common beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awesomeace86 (27) - Corning, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2005
must try u very dark color a full flavor rich taste definitely one of samuel adams best brews

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wildo67 (27) - USA - DEC 23, 2005
I absolutely love this beer. Maybe it is nostalgia more than anything, the good times that went along with it, but it doesn’t matter to me. The taste reminds me of the smell of helmlock. I highly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sausage86 (27) - USA - JUN 29, 2006
This beer is my all-time favorite after Dark Lager. Tastes like it should...

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