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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBorsutionns (45) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Very distinct hoppy flavor. subtle aroma. very crisp. Great for a beer you find on tap at restaurant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
milwaukeebeer (45) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Bottle, poured into pint glass. Decent head, good lacing. What happened to this beer? Sam Adams must’ve boosted the carbonation level because there is a whole lot of it. The hops went awol. This is not even close to what it tasted like a few years ago. The shareholders are weighing heavily on the quality of this once phenomenal brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aletiosso (45) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 28, 2013
Cor âmbar escura. Pouca formação de espuma. Aroma de malte alegre e um pouco cítrico do lúpulo. Sabor de pão, comum toque cítrico. Muito boa larger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtodd5dot1 (44) - Marina, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
What else can I say that already hasn’t been said. Tastes much better than any other lager that I’ve had. I finally bucked the "popular" trend and gave Sam a try. Should have a long time ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2000
A little darker than other lagers I’ve tried. Better than Bud, Coors, or Miiler, and only slightly more expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Probably one of the best American lagers around. And by the way, a brewer and a patriot is a man with his priorities in order.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Not a big favorate of mine. I don’t like the malt/hops balance here. I like a nice hop flavor but this just doesn’t do it for me. I’ll pass on this one everytime (unless I’m completely out of beer)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2005
12oz bottle. Aroma: malty, slighty hopy. small off-white head. well balanced but somewhat weak flavor of sweet malt and hops. Not a bad beer and a lot of the time, the best choice at many bars that serve mainly large corp. beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GangGreen712 (44) - Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Very hoppy, has a bitter aftertaste I don’t particularly like, but it’s not undrinkable. There are some better beers out there and this is not a noteworthy beer, but it’s not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours translucent gold. White/tan head. Tart, orange rind taste w/ spice. Carmel flavor in malt. Not sour or milky, in the middle. Great beer.

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