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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyDefective99 (36) - USA - JUN 29, 2002
a little bitter for my taste, but i still like it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcart034 (36) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Pours light amber with a fair amount of hop aroma. Nice malt backbone with a bitter finish. A solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluecollarboy (36) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 One of my favorite brews to date, somewhat dark golden in coler with both bitter and sweet aromas; followed by a full-bodied taste. A full-flavored beer that is truly for the true beer lover. For the amount of body, one of the most drinkable beers I’ve encountered. Overall, an amazing beer for a decent price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zandercorp (36) - crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
was excellent, I sensed a bit of coriander, but it wasnt enough to push me away. Has a good balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2012
An almost perfect lager. Great from the tap or bottle. Good with any meal. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
One of the better from a large American brewer. Certainly the exception!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
An old stand-by when better beers aren't available. Typical lager, usually well hopped, but sometimes inconsistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Amber, clear, thick but quick-fading head. This lager is floral and bread-scented, which is more apparent if served in mug or glass. The malt tends to dominate though. Also, this high-carb lager is still tasty at warmer temps--for all "babysitters." Finishes sort of sweet. Low ETOH (Alcohol). A malty sipping lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottled: Golden with a HUGE head. Quite hoppy with a biting finish. Not a bad beer if you enjoy hoppy beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
StateofTrance (35) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Amber color, much like a pale ale, surprises you into being a lager. Ample flavor of hops and also plenty in the way of aroma. Although low on drinkability and balence. A very decent American macro.

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