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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
purduebacchus (39) - USA - APR 10, 2007
Nice amber color. Way more flavor than any other mass produced american lager. If you like a lot of hops it a good beer for you.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sbaz040 (39) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2006
not bad, compared to Bud or Coors ...........................................

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
makenzi (39) - SLOVENIA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle 330 ml @ home. Pours very clear, light amber, with fair lacing and mostly diminishing white head. Aroma is light, moderatly sweet, and malty. Some floral notes and diacetyl are present . Taste is more prominent, grainy-caramel flavour, a bit spicy and lighta bitter at the and. Body is medium as well as carbonation. Preatty frash (maybe a bit to sweet) and drinkable, but it’s just another one...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
amber color with a white head. flavor is simple and light, easy to drink. slightly hoppy and malty, finishes smooth, not a bad lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2008
If you ever go out to a chain resturant for dinner (think Applebees, Olive Garden, Chilis) then this is probably the best beer you will find on tap. This old reliable has saved me countelss times when the only other choices were coors light, bud light, etc. This is a decent beer, completely respectable in everyway, yet not god enough to compete with the craft brews such as Stone, Southern Tier, etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2005
bottle. this beer poured a brownish amber with a slight sweet malty smell. taste of malt and chocolate, hops, with a hint of grassy citrus. a pretty mellow and balanced beer without nasty chemical overtones. not bad or a big brewery in the u.s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
This is the beer that started it all with decent tasting beer.Pours a big foamy head and a nice colored beer.Good tasting beer and worth a try as this beer started america with decent beer.Alot of better beers now but this was the beginning of good beer.in America.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
pbird (39) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 Another catastrophic failure for the Boston Beer Company. Heavy ass lager that tastes like I licked the bottom of an oak barrel. The only reason this gets a 3 in Flavor is because I tried it in Colonial Williamsburg on draft and managed to choke it down without throwing up bile the rest of the night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark golden color with lots of fluffy off white head. Caramel and malt aroma. Taste is like a decent quality lager with a hoppy kick. Some maltiness but quickly overpowered by hops. Not a bad thing though. Not really a lager fan, but the hops in this one keep me from completely disliking it. Very simple flavor overall. If I really HAD to have lager, I’d most likely get this one because its generally more tasty than most laagers I’ve had. Palate is light but certainly not watery. Has a hoppy finish with a slight caramel lingering underneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricksterdu (39) - - JUL 14, 2013
I enjoy craft beer. Unfortunately I do not enjoy the price. In my opinion, Sam Adams can take the Pepsi challenge against Three Floyd's any day of the week. This is hands down the best beer you can buy for the price of $12.00 a 12 pack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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