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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Some malt aroma and flavor. Good apperance nice head. Little bitter at the finish. Some fizz to it which was nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ridedom33 (37) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Malty with hop taste and sweetness that makes it a smooth drink. Bottle. Amber color

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefe026 (37) - USA - AUG 20, 2007
it seems like every time me and the friends want good beer and dont have too much money we can always find this on sale, the tastes is great, a mild to medium bitterness with a bit of sweetness to balance it, overall my favorite in this price category

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paul150 (37) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours a nice gold color with a quickly dissipating finger of head. Aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a hint of hops. Flavor is clean and slightly hoppy, reminded me slightly of a good pilsner with a bit more body. Very well-rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaulsPissed (37) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2009
one of my all time favorite beers, reliable sweet and always a pleasure. I agree with phaleslu that its not as complex as its made out to be. I find it to be a non offencive very easy to drink beer at the same time good strong flavor of citrus, malts and a bit of sweet caramel coming through however its so smooth you may never notice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lithp (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
The Budweiser of craft beer? Nah. I’ll tell ya what, this beer is perfect in the summertime for barbequing. Goes great with grilled or fried foods. I’m not used to this kind of hoppiness in a lager, but it manages to have a slightly bitter finish, while remaining very drinker friendly and extremely refreshing! I think that Sam Adams did a wonderful job on this brew. Solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmprdood (37) - - DEC 22, 2012
Kind of floral in the aroma and hop, nice copper color. Smooth taste with nice malt backbone and a nice finish. Probably the best example of a mass marketed US beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcart034 (36) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Pours light amber with a fair amount of hop aroma. Nice malt backbone with a bitter finish. A solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyDefective99 (36) - USA - JUN 29, 2002
a little bitter for my taste, but i still like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
Flavourful, hearty lager. Moderate head, good finish. Slight coffee, heavy caramel making for a sweet initial impression. Very good for what is now a macro.

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