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RATINGS: 4327   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2007
If you find yourself in a town where the only place you can get beer is the local carry out and they have nothing but "gas station" style beers , then this is probably going to be the best of your options. The aroma is pretty good but the taste is a little weak. When compared to other mass-produced lagers this is one of the better ones

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BytownJon (55) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Picked up a 6 pack at the LCBO since it was there. Pretty good beer. Nice burnt orange colour, and despite it’s unknown age didn’t have any skunky scent or flavour. Easy drinker without a lot of fireworks. Will pickup again.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
MexiFinn (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Straight out of the bottle... wouldn’t of known this is a lager at all, unless the label... semi-sweet and malty. This is pretty good... first tried it playing nickels, asked the cocktail waitress at a local casino what imports they had and she mentioned Sam Adams... wasn’t aware Massachusetts had seceded... anyway, this is very tasty beer... a very, very good macro... Viva Boston!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matku (54) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
Lys brun litt uklar lavt hvitt skum, en liten taste av karamell og humle .medium søt og lite ettersmak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 A very good lager. On draft, the hop aroma/flavor is great, but not always consistent. One of the best mass-market lagers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - AUG 17, 2003
I'm not a lager fan, they serve to quench my thirst only. But this is a lager I would request, it's nicely hopped, more than I expected from a lager, and the nutty flavor is also a pleasant surprise for me. It's a good brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dropkickm79 (53) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2004
this stuff is pretty overrated. i only had it once and never tried it again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
when did they change this recipe? it used to be the strongest beer in the SA lineup at 6.5% now its at 4.5%??? what strikes me is the flavors they eek out of the hops in this lager...citrus, noble spiciness, very nice. the body lacks, but for a "common" beer that you can find anywhere, this lager excels. much better than average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2003 Decent from the tap. Had an aftertaste like strawberries.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Not my first time tasting, but I might as well go ahead and rate it. This is my standby beer that I know I will be able to find anywhere. Really good lager, and most people are willing to drink it. Great for parties, etc. Pour is a nice amber, with a nice mild hoppiness in the nose. Good head on this beer. Taste is crisp. Slightly hoppy and well balanced with the malt. Very satisfying.


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