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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.


2.2
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
amateurBeerfan (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
A great American Lager. Great hoppy smell and a great amber color. Overall one of the best Lager’s i’ve had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EnnuiDivine (23) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Everything good and noble about American beer can be applied to Boston Lager. This darkish lager plays Grey Goose to Budweiser’s Popov.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Loic99 (23) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 26, 2001
needs to be stronger in alcohol %, not entirely refreshing or soothing, but drinkable and respectable US beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stosh99 (23) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2001
My favorite ’Buy Beer.’ Signature redish brown color and malty taste. Great beer for cards or with dinner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
later4you (23) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 10, 2002
One of my favorites a good beer to get when getting something to eat

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2004
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass; Amber hue almost copper in appearance. 1/2 finger head that quickly dissapates after pouring. Stringy lace that also dissapates rather quickly. Not much aroma that is hoppy and a hint of orange. Tastes of honey, rye bread, and orange with a moderate amount of hops and malt. Coats the tongue but is dry towards the end I like the palate of this beer for this particular style of beer. One of the better Lagers I’ve had. One of the better lagers around and definately my favorite American lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
All in all a good beer to order by the pitcher, but I think i’d prefer a Samuel Jackson. Mmmm, mmm! good M$#%^* F@##$$% choice. i’m not yelling, this is how I talk..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Have had in bottles and on tap. Darkish-amber color. Was of equal cost on tap as Budweiser and is clearly better.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Newbie (23) - Denver, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2005
It has a strong hops aroma. Amber appearance. A little bitterness. You might as well have a Bud and save some cash.


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