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RATINGS: 4375   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
molsonfan9000 (59) - geneva, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Tried this beer again after months of dislike. I changed my mind. This is a pretty good beer. maybe its because im not drinking it cold, I dunno. Thick white head, almost amber gold color. Smell is a decent balance of malt and hop. Taste is similar, but pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
This is a beer that when younger I never liked..... at that time I also drank a lot of Miller Golden Draft. After trying this beer again years later I have a new found appreciation for this beer. Although not the best beer I have had it is nice to be able to go out to a bar and get somthing better than the usual coors light and mich light beers that hog all the taps in most bars.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Nice copper color with a creamy smooth texture. Nice bread and carmel notes. Good finish. Overall a very good lager.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite beer. This is the lager all lagers should strive to be.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2003 Medium head with a rich amber color, very slight bitterness to the finish.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2003
This beer is neat to look at, and it has a good head. But my good impression ends there. It has a taste that is like a cheap gin. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to drink it straight or mix it with tonic water and a lime slice!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
avalancher34 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2005
This is a pretty good Lager for relaxing. Although, I’m not particularly fond of it, the qualities of a good beer are all here. Great amber color, sweet aroma, and a decent looking presentation. Its a little rough on my palate, but still a decent drink. Where I live its a little pricy, but not overly expensive.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bradmccarroll (57) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Hops hops hops! One of my favorite from Samuel Adams. I’ve had many, and will continue to drink these.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Don't really know what all this beer is really about. It tastes like a average beer, but with a skunkier, sweeter taste that I did not like. It's the kind of beer Republicans probally drink while discussing "important things" at the nearby Red Lobster. Which I will have no part of

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Best by 09-(presumably)03. What is it about this stuff? An incredibly schizophrenic juxtaposition of what may be Cascade and Saaz hops in a lager? Bland anoymous malts. Whatever the intent, this stuff always makes me pucker and I seldom have another.


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