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RATINGS: 4356   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
milwaukeebeer (53) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Bottle, poured into pint glass. Decent head, good lacing. What happened to this beer? Sam Adams must’ve boosted the carbonation level because there is a whole lot of it. The hops went awol. This is not even close to what it tasted like a few years ago. The shareholders are weighing heavily on the quality of this once phenomenal brew.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours a breathtaking ruby red with a cumulonimbus head. Beautiful lacing. Heavy esthery nose, accompanied by pine and baking soda. Off-putting floral palate, with overtones of pecans and forward alcohol. Mouth-filling mouthfeel and disappointing finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2014
A beer more than passable, almost pleasant. I’m not a big fan of amber lagers but I can see myself drink one of two of these

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhatCatt (52) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 Full-flavored with a mildly sweet, slightly rye-like hop flavor, particularly in the mouthfeel. My new favorite.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
StPeteBeerMan (52) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a golden amber and smells sweet, floral and malty. Sweet malts up front, caramel notes and maybe some pine towards the end. Body and carbonation is medium. Not an outstanding beer but I can always count on it as a good option in an average bar.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2001
nice flavor, but with a watery body

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2003
This beer is a beautiful pour, but I think it’s pretty middle of the road as far as flavor and quality. I think it’s a great beer by which to rate other beers. Fairly distinct aroma, great amber color, and a bitterish sparkling taste.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2006
This beer weened me of of Bud and helped to turn me on to real beer when it first was marketed. Dont drink it any more though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnabus (52) - Niagara, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 From a bottle. Lightly sweet with hints of pine and flowers. The finish is short and bitter. It is an alright lager, but not one I would seek out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 excellent. i can always go for a sam adams. A bit too heavy for me to drink all night though. has a nice sweet touch to it.


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