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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2001
All right when the other choices are bud and bud light. Has a burnt nutty aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Decent beer that’s generally available. Drinks well but has a slight aftertaste that is less than desirable.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeyBeerMan991980 (42) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Great flavor, smooth brew,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (42) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 Easily obtainable. Consistant. More flavor than any Macro beer. I like the nose and appearance of this beer. It has a nice hoppy flavor in comparison to any other American beer you will find on most restaurant menus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2003
amber with an off white head. taste is malty with a bit of bitter balance. not very complex, but it tastes good, and goes down easy. and best of all, it's very widely availible.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
If I were old enough to go to bars, I would say this would be a great bar-beer (heh heh heh...). It’s an easy drink with a good amount of hops. Malt also gives a strong sweet flavor to it as an aftertaste. I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
japewang (42) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
Golden amber with a thin head. Malty, smooth with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Good amount of hoppiness. A great standby macro

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BytownJon (42) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Picked up a 6 pack at the LCBO since it was there. Pretty good beer. Nice burnt orange colour, and despite it’s unknown age didn’t have any skunky scent or flavour. Easy drinker without a lot of fireworks. Will pickup again.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - JUN 10, 2009
The original! Really great session beer. Perfect with steak, burgers or anything really. Great hop flavor but not too hoppy. Well balanced, great for drinking!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poorbastard (42) - Bokeelia, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Not a bad beer to drink when all that you have to choose from is Bud, Bud Light or Sam Adams. This is a solid beer with good character, but still a highly commercialized beer that is meant for those who find their tastes too evolved for Coors Light, but not yet ready for Dogfish Head 90.


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