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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.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jonnyx99 (34) - USA - SEP 24, 2001
Overall, my first pint of draught Samuel Adams was a big dissapointment. Bitter, sour and altogether way too heavy on hop bite. Not one I would enjoy again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
My first "beer epiphany" when I originally had it. Sadly, it isn't brewed to the same quality that is once was (they no longer claim to use noble hops on the bottle label). Sweet nose leads to a malty body, drying to a British hop finish. Not nearly as hoppy as it once was, but still a very respectable beer, and always a solid choice.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
not a fan. unimpressed with this. immediately traded the 5 i had left for corona.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bodomite (34) - USA - MAR 12, 2004
A very good dark lager. Very smooth and has a very malty flavor. Goes down very good with a steak meal! When first drinking it has a slight bread scent to it. Very good!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Long lasting white head. Cooper appearance. Bold malty flavor. Slightly sweet finish that lasted for a whille.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Misformore (34) - Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2004
One of my first beers. I liked it, but I didn’t have that acquired" taste for it, yet. But when I remember that beer, it was goooood...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Nice Lager. Light Golden color with white bubly head. Very smooth beer. Catching a sweetness maybe from citrus, a touch of carmel and a hop appearance. If your unsure it’s an easy compromise.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeoDoc (34) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Nice amber color with thick white head, some lace. Bready aroma and flavor with hoppy finish. 12-pack @ 8.99 makes it all good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tobizag (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2006
wasn’t impressed after all the hype. if i’m in that bar in germany that has every beer ever, i probably will not choose sam. still, an okay brew.


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