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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 7, 2001
I do find myself drinking this more often than I would like. Many of the people I know are yuppies and a dead revolutionary on the label of a beer makes it a status symbol. I still prefer yuengling if I need something to swig at a party.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopshead (24) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2002
American beer with that European flavor. I can’t knock it...except for the price at my local Kroger’s..heck for a buck and half more I could buy serious imports. If you get the opportunity try this one on draught. It is twice as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2002
Good stuff, nothing too distinctive, but solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBelgian (24) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
Not bad. Light taste with little finish, no aftertaste. Walnut and grain flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmstout22 (24) - USA - APR 5, 2004
Very good. Complex hoppy flavor. Has a sweet background and is very enjoyable to drink. From this point on, when I'm looking for a beer that won't break the bank when I want to drink more than a 6 pack, this is the one I'm buyin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spnkyoumuch (24) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2005
This one is an OK value when on sale. To me it’s more malty than anything else. Could be a bit hoppier. Drinkable and tasty. A good product, but not a truly great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kdrobb2k (24) - Willingboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2006
On tap at a local chain dining place. The only choice other than the standard BMC. What a life saver! Poured a nice amber with a fluffy head in a cold mug. Hoppy with a smooth finish. . Not a world beater but it never lets you down.Always a good one to keep in the mix.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaysoneslick (24) - Montana, USA - OCT 4, 2006
My favorite from Sam Adams, a great alternative to the typical Budweiser or Miller.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
hindan02 (24) - macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2006
had a great head and a decent color standard aroma for a lager sam adams goes down easy and finishes nice its good but nothin special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teebeer (24) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 I really enjoy this brew. Very distinct hoppy flavor. Has a bite to it. You know when you’re drinking a Boston Lager. Very well balanced flavor, with an almost piney afertaste. My favorite to get with a meal. A great beer for any beer lover.

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