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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dick1984LS (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - SEP 16, 2005
i dont like the red sox so i guess this is the best thing since the tea party.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travmc007 (29) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Nice really clear golden brown color. Has a nice malty aroma. A good clean taste. Very slight bitter taste. I can see why its so popular, I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
citrus, grass, cough drop, licorice, vanilla, aromas golden, clear appearance white foam heavy sweetness, light body, creamy, oily feel, fizzy,... Not bad at All, just different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Filliped (29) - BRAZIL - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle at a party. Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mkrill99 (28) - USA - MAR 26, 2002
This is Budweiser of microbrews, Just think of boston harbor,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
swamptours (28) - Romulus, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Always a good choice when dining out and the choices are limited to Bud, Bud Light, etc. Easy to drink with a little bit of a kick to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steprous99 (28) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Strong aftertaste, I think that is the main problem with this beer, can be slightly skunky at times, They claim to have a long history but really only been around since 1984 or so. I prefer their octoberfest. This will do if there are no other quality beers around.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
GrainBeltMan (28) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
This shit sucks. Sam Adams - in an attempt to appeal to "sophisticated" beer tyros who fancy themselves too cool for Coors - have brewed a heavy, cloying product that is too malty, not thirst-quenching and unfortunately reminiscent of garbage like Gambrinus and Watney’s Red Barrel. Want a legit lager? Even the much-maligned Lucky beats the piss outta’ Sam the Sham!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpeve (28) - Bolwarra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2007
Spicy floral aroma. Light amber in colour with thick white head. Wonderful maltiness in a medium bodied lager. A wonderful beer. A lager with taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
matthewpet (28) - USA - MAY 26, 2008
Beautiful hop nose full of anticipation, nice amber color. Perfect balance of German noble hops and sweet malt. This truly is the best beer in America.

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