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RATINGS: 4375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
A nice beer all around, but it may be to bland for some. Everything is balanced out quite nicely, which takes some of the fun out of drinking. In any event, it's a good "safety" when there isn't anything else whetting on the menu.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2007
If you find yourself in a town where the only place you can get beer is the local carry out and they have nothing but "gas station" style beers , then this is probably going to be the best of your options. The aroma is pretty good but the taste is a little weak. When compared to other mass-produced lagers this is one of the better ones

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured golden with short lived head. Taste malt, slightly sweet and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
specksnreds (55) - USA - JUL 22, 2008
Better on tap. Fuller aroma with more pronounced hops. Lacey head with great amber color. A little metallic in the finish, but not unpleasant.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
kinda bitter with that battery acid taste, similiar to sierra nevada. Alot better then most other american beers but that not saying much.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricardotorero (55) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
My first American beer on my first trip to US. An easy to find US beer and can often get for £1.50. My father-in-law who usually doesn’t drink lager and when he does drinks rubbish, described this as "the best lager I’ve ever had". Not quite but is pretty good

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matku (54) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
Lys brun litt uklar lavt hvitt skum, en liten taste av karamell og humle .medium søt og lite ettersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - AUG 17, 2003
I'm not a lager fan, they serve to quench my thirst only. But this is a lager I would request, it's nicely hopped, more than I expected from a lager, and the nutty flavor is also a pleasant surprise for me. It's a good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
MexiFinn (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Straight out of the bottle... wouldn’t of known this is a lager at all, unless the label... semi-sweet and malty. This is pretty good... first tried it playing nickels, asked the cocktail waitress at a local casino what imports they had and she mentioned Sam Adams... wasn’t aware Massachusetts had seceded... anyway, this is very tasty beer... a very, very good macro... Viva Boston!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 A very good lager. On draft, the hop aroma/flavor is great, but not always consistent. One of the best mass-market lagers.


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