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RATINGS: 4375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Tap. Probably the most hops you’ll get out of a micro on the verge of macro brewery. In that regard it was great. The aromas were lacking as well as a good mouthfeel, but a good color and head to it. This is hands down the beer I would get at a bar full of macros. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frybeer (50) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Clear copper with a large light tan head that stays around for a while. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey. Light sweetness. Can’t exactly pinpoint flavors up front, but I get a hint of cherry on the back end? Haven’t seen anyone else say that so that might just be me. Decent carbonation. Goes down easy. Pretty refreshing beer. Not bad. Not great. Might be the best lager I’ve had so far though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2001
This is another beer that is good for what it is a more mass produced craft beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2002
Quite liked this beer with its deep amber colour, malty flavour and light hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scooby (50) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2002

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2002
I was really looking forward to this beer after reading all the fine reviews. It really looked good in the glass, nice color and good head. Then I smelled it. It smelled like paint. It tasted like a mixture of paint and soap. Now I know how they got the color and head, red paint and soap. Needless to say, I was very dissapointed. I did try another to see if it was just this bottle. Tasted the same. Gave the rest to my son in law.He said the same thing. Very dissappointed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Sam Adams Boston Lager is the beer that launched the microbrew craze. As such, it deserves credit for its groundbreaking qualities. For many years now, other companies have copied and improved upon the Sam Adams recipe, and there is now a myriad of better beers available on the market. Be it known that this was once the greatest American beer, bar none. It represents my epiphany to full-bodied lagers, and it's still a great beer for a social gathering, considering most of your guests still drink that watered-down pilsener crap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Poured cloudy gold/amber in color. light sweet smell. Straight forward malty taste with a hoppy finish. Very smooth tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fonix7 (50) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2006
A beer that perked my interest when I started to "discover" beers. A friend of mine thinks this is the greatest beer in the world... and considers himself a beer connoisseur. Nothing really stands out about the Boston Lager to me. Goes great with hot dogs and brats (ha!).

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