RateBeer
overall
65
97
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meatwad (26) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Single bottle: watery lagger, good taste, hops mostly. Decent head. They seem to have this at bars everywhere, so I’m glad I tried it. Got less flavorful as it went along.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coopermrkn (26) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Good beer, fairly flavorful. I’m not overly impressed because I expected that this beer would be that good for what it’s worth.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HUNTERNFLA (26) - USA - FEB 25, 2008
GOOD BEER NOT A BIG LAGER FAN BUT IT WAS GOOD VERY HOPPY HINT OF CITRUS MED BODY ANDLIGHT HEAD

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
I drink this beer on tap only. The bottle doesn't do it justice. On tap, the foam is pure white and lingers in the glass until the last drop. Fresh Hops aroma comes out (just like a lager should). Easy to drink, the hops taste stays on the back palate and gives a nice after taste.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2003
Decent beer, nothing special, a good standby for when your options are limited, and a good introductory beer for the uninitiated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
Slightly hoppy nose, great head. Crisp, full flavor, a bit hoppy, not at all watered-down. Definitely one of my favorite "everyday beers." At the same price as brews such as Heineken and other mediocre imports, you can't go wrong.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
celluloiddroid (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Not bad, it had a good hop and malt taste. I may be biased though since I was camping all week and it was the first beer I’d had in a while.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpboland (25) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2005
I like this beer a lot. There isn’t anything special about it, but I don’t get sick of it easily. My favorite thing about it is the balance; both the hops and malt are good and strong, but neither overpowers the other.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 351 352 353  354  355 356 357 » 406


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50