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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pabstsfan777 (46) - Unionville, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Simply put, the best beer I have ever had. Love it. You can not go wrong having one of these in your hand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBorsutionns (46) - Derry, 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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
Above average score for a lager, IMHO. Drank from a bottle from the LCBO. Very nice for an American macrobrew. Goes down smooth with a nice hoppy malty finish that’s not too strong. I wish I could buy this for much cheaper up here in Canada. Perhaps I’ll pick up a case next time I’m in the States.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
Pored from a 355ml bottle, for the price of this i expected better, a lot of hype over a standard beer, it is nice just not standout, if it were cheaper i would session this beer, but i would rather spend my hard earned cash on something a little better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Amber in color, caramel on the nose, some hoppiness in taste. Decent Sam in the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2002
Pretty beer with a nearly bland, yet a cut above that, taste. It has a slightly (almost not worth mentioning) watery feel to it, and it follows with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Now with that in mind I remind you that Sam Adams never lets me down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theFinatUofI (45) - Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Excellent macrobrew. A beautiful, deep color yet the head is quite underdeveloped. A bit on the sweeter side with hints of bitterness which amounts to a little odd aftertaste. All in all a very balanced and soft taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Pretty decent, and easy to drink. Has kind of a funky/acidic aftertaste though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wernesgruner (45) - USA - JUN 3, 2006
hops and malt are quite apparent when the smell wafts up from the glass, moderate head, strong onset taste with lemon accents the after taste is fair in bitterness, as well as lemon and just plain goodness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
12 oz. bottle, Purchase By Date: 2/06. Bought it last Xmas as part of the Sam Adams’ Winter Case...Pours a sparkling dull-penny with an average sized, frothy-white head...Smell sweet molasses malts and light perfume hops. Can also pick up metallic honey notes...Medium bodied, thin and creamy texture with average carbonation and a bitter sweet finish...Tastes short and sweet with a slight bitterness evident near the end...Overall, a perfect "when in doubt beer" served just about everywhere. Top Macro lager in a category that usually leaves a lot to be desired. A telling characteristic is that it’s actually better served cold but it remains a fine choice if the pickings are slim.

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