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RATINGS: 4364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Einned99 (61) - Rozenburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2001
Hmm, this one really sucks

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2002
A solid year-round, noble beer. The taste may get a bit overdone after awhile, so you cant have too much at once. One of the strongest popular lagers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2002
Good color and aroma. Very smooth, strong taste

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DirtyJerd (61) - Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2007
a good regular lager - even if its expensive, it is worth it to get a whole case of it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SN11 (61) - USA - JUL 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 One of only few mass produced American beers worth drinking. Good, malty lager, nice bronze color, unique, bold, slightly roasted flavor. Very solid lager.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVBrU (61) - - SEP 8, 2012
Copper color, decent head that settles into nice layer of foam. Great lacing. Smells malty, spicy, and hoppy. Maybe toasty and a hint of grass/hay. Tastes sweet/malty and bitter. Finishes sweetish. Good all around beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slatermcs (61) - - FEB 26, 2013
Draft. Minimal aroma, nice white head. Light body. Good example of a real American lager. No aftertaste, wish it had more overall flavor

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tschof (61) - - JUN 29, 2013
On days when I’m not a beer snob I enjoy Sam! Tasty beer in any season that can be an old stand by and is reasonably priced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 8, 2003
This happens to be Mrs. Ludwig's favorite brew, so I have to be careful. For a so called craft beer I guess it is not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
lets start off with color, it is a golden copper, and the head is a creamy off white. The flavor is nutty, a little almond and peanut and sweet. it has a bit of a sweet and biter aftertaste (odd). Smooth palate, head holds great. A great lager, like whoa.


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