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RATINGS: 4249   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joshiez (48) - USA - JUL 18, 2008
It’s good for a mass produced beer. My only real complaint here, is that sometimes...it tastes old....I’m not sure exactly what it is...but like...every third bottle tastes bad. But then, I’m drunk right now...so whatever!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkMaclean (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
cereal, resin, amber, hazy, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, lightly sour, soft carbonation, astringent,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
341 bottle. Poured into a pilsner glass with 1 finger of head and left some lacing. It has a darker golden colour than many lagers. Again, comparing to other lagers it has more flavour. Clear and crisp. Some citrus which I find refreshing in a lager. Better than most of the mass produced lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdrinkingking (47) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2002
ok beer would only drink on occasion

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
On tap at Mile Square in Hoboken. The only reason that i gave this beer a 5 for appearance is the nifty new glasses that Sam Adams came out with for this beer. Pretty standard swill though. All in all, i think i’m just not that big a fan of Jim Koch’s beers.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MichaelPerch (47) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
the aftertaste is very bad. i don’t like it at all. sorry. but it seems that it is very popular

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkBeer (47) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
I’m not a lager guy, but this is a good one, Nice amber pour, good head, nice oppy aroma, lovely clean taste,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rohash (47) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Definitely a decent lager. Sweet, malty, light hop character. Nothing out of this world but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Pours a light to medium amber with an off white head that leaves some but not a lot of lacing. The smell is led by caramel malts with some floral hops with the slightest bit of citrus. The taste follows the nose as it is also led by the caramel malts with a little bit of floral hoppiness. The palate leaves something to be desired, it’s somewhat light bodied but has a stickiness to it, it’s not bad, but for something this light I expect it to be refreshing to some degree. Overall this is a pretty good beer, it’s not Pliny or KBS but it gets the job done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
milwaukeebeer (47) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Bottle, poured into pint glass. Decent head, good lacing. What happened to this beer? Sam Adams must’ve boosted the carbonation level because there is a whole lot of it. The hops went awol. This is not even close to what it tasted like a few years ago. The shareholders are weighing heavily on the quality of this once phenomenal brew.

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