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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2001
All right when the other choices are bud and bud light. Has a burnt nutty aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Decent beer that’s generally available. Drinks well but has a slight aftertaste that is less than desirable.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeyBeerMan991980 (42) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Great flavor, smooth brew,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (42) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 Easily obtainable. Consistant. More flavor than any Macro beer. I like the nose and appearance of this beer. It has a nice hoppy flavor in comparison to any other American beer you will find on most restaurant menus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2003
amber with an off white head. taste is malty with a bit of bitter balance. not very complex, but it tastes good, and goes down easy. and best of all, it's very widely availible.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
If I were old enough to go to bars, I would say this would be a great bar-beer (heh heh heh...). It’s an easy drink with a good amount of hops. Malt also gives a strong sweet flavor to it as an aftertaste. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pours a nice amber, with golden hues when held up to the light. Nice head that quickly resolves to its' signature lace. Smells of hops, malt and just a hint of barley. Tastes of oily hops, minerals with just of tinge of caramel and cinnamon in the middle. A little too perky on the mouthfeel for me, but the hop finish almost forgives the slight over carbonation. This is almost a pale ale in lager clothes. Very nice bitter finish though, leaves me always wanting more. Very nice fallback, and a good "bring me" when attending parties and not wanting to seclude less sophisticated beer-drinkers. This brew has opened many doors, and has stayed pretty consistent over the years. I have a special place for this brew and can't fault it for what it is, a solid American lager. Much like the band Nirvana, that laid the groundwork for so many bands to follow, this is a modern-day classic.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DirtyD79 (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Not bad. I liked Oktoberfest better though. Pretty average color and virtually no aroma. But the taste was alot better than most. I wouldn't mistake this for some frat beer.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
parkhead99 (41) - IRELAND - FEB 22, 2002
As a European I can say that this is a Quality American Beer. Bud and Miller eat your heart out

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zool (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2001
Good predictable and worthy American beer. When the bartender comes too quickly and I’m caught on the spot, not knowing exactly what I want, I just blurt out, ’Sam Adams!’ and everything is always just fine...


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