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RATINGS: 4356   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
Very nice beer and is widely available. Pours amber with nice hops flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Sam Adams exists for one reason in my life - to give me a beer to order in a restaurant chain that has a very limited selection. Nice clean lager that tastes like a beer not a macro-.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2006
I think Sam Adams has some decent seasonals, and I greatly admire the brewer who started the company, but this is swill. I must say that there is a reason most beer only uses so many hops, and thats because they can be overwhelming if used improperly (much like garlic). The beer looks like it might be tasty, but it is honestly hard for me to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
The Boston Lager is one of my favorite ’everyday’ beers to drink. I like the rich flavor and the minimally conflicting aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Hint of hops. Fresh taste but not very complex. Has a lot of carbonation but not to much for a lager. Overall I don’t thin I will buy this again. Not exactly my style, but not for what it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle imported. Pours rich gold with good foamy heady. Aroma is hoppy, flavour is very malty with distinctive dry hops in the back, balance is very nice. Decent beer, will try it again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vento76_2 (56) - - JUL 9, 2014
Buona. Gusto deciso. Una lager ma ambrata. Amara al punto giusto. Schiuma morbida e persistente. Ottimo retrogusto. Consigliata.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejman454 (56) - cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2002
My first Samuel Adamns beer I ever tried, needless to say I was impressed. An above average lager with a complex full taste.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
kinda bitter with that battery acid taste, similiar to sierra nevada. Alot better then most other american beers but that not saying much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
A nice beer all around, but it may be to bland for some. Everything is balanced out quite nicely, which takes some of the fun out of drinking. In any event, it's a good "safety" when there isn't anything else whetting on the menu.


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