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RATINGS: 4339   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
avalancher34 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2005
This is a pretty good Lager for relaxing. Although, I’m not particularly fond of it, the qualities of a good beer are all here. Great amber color, sweet aroma, and a decent looking presentation. Its a little rough on my palate, but still a decent drink. Where I live its a little pricy, but not overly expensive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
This is a beer that when younger I never liked..... at that time I also drank a lot of Miller Golden Draft. After trying this beer again years later I have a new found appreciation for this beer. Although not the best beer I have had it is nice to be able to go out to a bar and get somthing better than the usual coors light and mich light beers that hog all the taps in most bars.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Nice copper color with a creamy smooth texture. Nice bread and carmel notes. Good finish. Overall a very good lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ironprog (58) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, amber-orange with a frothy white head that lasts a long time. Aromas of citrus, grass, and hay. Taste is a bit bitter with a metallic "tinge" to it. It’s medium-bodied with a lightly creamy texture. Finish is on the dry side with a hint of orange. Carbonation is average. In my book, this one is nothing special, yet it’s good enough that I would drink it again. Pleasing, but not outstanding.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite beer. This is the lager all lagers should strive to be.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StanMemTn (58) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2014
Rich amber color with thin head. Modest hops presence on nose. Satisfactory mouthfeel with nice hops presence to balance the pleasing maltiness.

3.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
p0rkch0p (58) - Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Amber color. Taste is mildly sweet. Not bad but prob wouldnt buy a 6pk. Nice in a sampler pack. Like sam adams other offerings better.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2003 Medium head with a rich amber color, very slight bitterness to the finish.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Don't really know what all this beer is really about. It tastes like a average beer, but with a skunkier, sweeter taste that I did not like. It's the kind of beer Republicans probally drink while discussing "important things" at the nearby Red Lobster. Which I will have no part of

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Best by 09-(presumably)03. What is it about this stuff? An incredibly schizophrenic juxtaposition of what may be Cascade and Saaz hops in a lager? Bland anoymous malts. Whatever the intent, this stuff always makes me pucker and I seldom have another.


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