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RATINGS: 4251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2004
Good. I consider this a standard when you dont want to break the bank on something special. Better than any American Standard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rhoderickj (49) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
This is a decent lager, but it’s still not much to write home about. This beer is pretty much characteristic of a standard above-average lager. It certainly has more flavor than the macros in its class, but I just can’t bring myself to really enjoy it. As for unique characteristics, it goes down a bit bitter, but the finish is abrupt and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WildTurkey (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Clear Amber color, good carbonation. Some maltiness, and a little hops. A little piney. This was actually better than I thought. I hadn’t had SA Boston Lager in a while, but this was not dull at all. Nice malitness and hop balance. Light to medium body and some dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2003
malty flavour, small on hops, flowery nose, small head, typical american lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Not my first choice, but its my only choice on so many occasions, what would i drink without it. My first real beer. Thanks for that!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
This is an average lager. Nothing really specialOBVIOUSLY better than Bud, or miller, or Coors, but it won't be a regular for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle Pour - NIce golden amber color with lively carbonation. Off-white head that comes and goes with each swig. Toasty, slightly sweet aroma.. promising. Flavor starts slightly sweet but turns quite bitter at the end with a long, dry, harsh aftertaste. Disappointing in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerfinder1 (48) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Good rich taste. Not like your ordinary lager. Hoppy aroma. A good after dinner beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TcTango (48) - Tyler, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Beautiful amber color with a thick, fizzy off-white head that quickly dissipates. Strong hops and well balanced malts with a pleasantly bitter/sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
I usually scoff at this company because there "pseudo craft" stylings can’t compare to other mainstream craft breweries like Sierra Nevada or Rogue etc...To be honest, I think most of Sam Adams repertoire is slightly worse than average with a couple of exceptions, notably the new Imperial Pilsner, which I consider to be a freak anamoly from this company...In fact, I am quite certain that Sam Adams’ executives will decide that the Imperial Pilsner offering (while, in this progressive beer drinking society, makes some sense on paper, and is exceptionally satifying on the palate by any standard measure of beer drinking) is too good for their "teetering around mediocrity beer that’s guzzled by people who think that they are drinking something sophisticated" type image... and furthermore, that if the "average" Samuel buyer wants beer this good they should seek accomodations elsewhere. Also, I am investigating the possibility that some other, better company with a higher standard of what constitutes great taste and outstanding craft has brewed the Imperial Pilsner FOR Samuel and Sam has just stuck their "I have just stepped off the fucking Mayflower" logo on it...Fucking-A...Proxy brewing motherfuckers...he should just drown himself in that vat of stale swill that he sits in on the television commercials...maybe then when he ascends to heaven he will be able to see what a real beer is supposed to taste like...cause in heaven the lands are filled with premium IPA’s from brewers like Stone, Ale Smith, and Smuttynose...the river’s flow with belgian ales...and in the darkness of night THE STOUTS OF UNDERWORLD RISE...people piss Boston Lager and watch it stagnate into Cherry Wheat...Now with that said...I will drink this beer if the only other options are Bud and Coors...

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