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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.


3.8
   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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonyth1965 (38) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Faint aroma is hops and yeasty bread, perfectly clear classic amber color. Fairly thin head doesn’t leave much lacing. Complex taste with a great balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. It’s obvious this beer starts with choice ingredients, leaves me with a unique finish that’s quite good. It’s a staple at restaurants, in the absence of anything new or unusual I keep coming back to it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpontikis (38) - Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
The original micro brew. Very solid beer. Great with a steak and can always have a few.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travismills (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
I am enjoying this as I type, a nice sweet smell and a good unique taste. Overall, always a wise decision

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
You can see all the other descriptions so I’ll spare you. In my opinion, one of the best mass-produced American beers (Sierra Nevada being the other).

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Some malt aroma and flavor. Good apperance nice head. Little bitter at the finish. Some fizz to it which was nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
One of the best lagers from the big brewers. Will easily suffice if you can’t find the craft brews.


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