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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pchiodo (27) - Barrie, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Amber color, medium body. Slightly bitter finish but good balanced beer. I love this beer I drink it most of time when I have a beer in the USA and there are no micros available.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dprski33 (27) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Great on tap. A good standby that is widely available. The end of the first pint usually has a bit of an aftertaste that is easily solved by another pint. Can’t drink more than a couple of these in a row though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyPete (27) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2011
Lovely complex malt flavors. Nice noble hops to balance the malts. A crisp, clean drinking lager from Samuel Adams.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burnabyt (27) - - DEC 22, 2012
Passed by this numerous times in the beer store. Finally bought some when I moved to Japan- discovered at the local corner store strangely enough- was a nice diversion from the rice lagers. Remains a favorite sessional lager. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bikeman53 (27) - - MAR 31, 2013
Yellow almost golden color with small head. Earthy smell and has a surprisingly bitterry afterbite.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hugerat99 (26) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
I find sam adams to be rather inconsistent. When I get a good bottle it is quite drinkable, but can also be rather poor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddipaolo (26) - USA - OCT 25, 2002
Definitely a pleasant surprise. Sweeter than I expected, almost a bit too sweet in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2002
this is one of the better beers to drink out there. there is a strong malt presence although the hops flavor is still readily detecable. there is a good aftertaste however it is slightly on the acidic side maybe a little charcoal flavor in the aftertaste. definitely a good beer when you can’t have a micro.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
Bold, hoppy flavor. Slightly sweet and dry at the end. Golden color and nice white lace when finished. Great beer, best lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
A darn good effort, although I have sampled some with a slightly metallic taste to it. May be a bit hoppy for some, but not overwhelmingly so. Cook a steak on the bar-b and enjoy.


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