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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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluecollarboy (36) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 One of my favorite brews to date, somewhat dark golden in coler with both bitter and sweet aromas; followed by a full-bodied taste. A full-flavored beer that is truly for the true beer lover. For the amount of body, one of the most drinkable beers I’ve encountered. Overall, an amazing beer for a decent price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
golumm76 (35) - FRANCE - JUN 12, 2013
Une belle rousse. Agréable à boire, un premier gout faible en bouche, mais un arrière gout sympathique un peu matlé et sucrée. Un premier gout plus fort en aurait fait une très bonne bière, mais elle reste des plus agréable à savourer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
One of the better from a large American brewer. Certainly the exception!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
An old stand-by when better beers aren't available. Typical lager, usually well hopped, but sometimes inconsistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Amber, clear, thick but quick-fading head. This lager is floral and bread-scented, which is more apparent if served in mug or glass. The malt tends to dominate though. Also, this high-carb lager is still tasty at warmer temps--for all "babysitters." Finishes sort of sweet. Low ETOH (Alcohol). A malty sipping lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottled: Golden with a HUGE head. Quite hoppy with a biting finish. Not a bad beer if you enjoy hoppy beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
StateofTrance (35) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Amber color, much like a pale ale, surprises you into being a lager. Ample flavor of hops and also plenty in the way of aroma. Although low on drinkability and balence. A very decent American macro.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Aight...this is my overal rating...some have had better if I can remember their names....and others met theri demise. This has not reached it’s demise. To me it’s plain and simple, not even complex. It has a bittersweet aroma. Bitter then sweet in order. The flavour is that of a tart raison. I grew up around raisons....more preferrably being called grapes until de-hygronized. Dehydrated. It’s not bad but compares nothing to such items as Dogfish Head Raison D Etre. Sorry guys I wanted to blast you off but it seems that you fell off. What that means is between you and I.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jonnyx99 (34) - USA - SEP 24, 2001
Overall, my first pint of draught Samuel Adams was a big dissapointment. Bitter, sour and altogether way too heavy on hop bite. Not one I would enjoy again.

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