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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
This is my staple lager, when I can’t choose I pick up Sammy and enjoy each bottle. No surprises, classic lager palate great aroma and looks great in the pint glass

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
manolager (20) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Very hoppy, good bitter end and bite at the finish. Significantly smoother on draft.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsou (20) - Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Consistently good in the bottle or on draught. A great all around beer. Nice pour and head, great taste and smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
recordjunkie5 (20) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Looking past the fact that this beer is mass -produced, it’s really pretty good. Good balanced character, nothing fancy but it’s good beer in a pinch when the specialty shops are all closed!

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironp55fe (20) - dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Being in college, no beer could make you a happier man. I only drink it on occasion since its a little pricey, But this is a great american beer. Great taste, but got a little bitter towards the end. somehow gets you buzzed qiuck.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ibrew2 (20) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2006
12oz. Bottle. Golden brown pour with very little head and slight lacing. Nice hop presence for lager. Nice malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghouseguy (20) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle. Great balanced beer with nice hops and malts. I prefer this beer on draft as I feel I get to experience the flavors even more so. Easy to find and is a good selection when there isn’t anything new and exciting to try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexkeil (20) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2008
This is what I think of when I think beer. Sam Adams is what planted the seed when I realized there was more to life than bud, miller, coors. Great balance of sweet malt and bitter hops...and what I really love about this beer is the delicious aftertaste - something so few beers can accomplish

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
getsomeplaya99 (19) - Waukegan, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Hmm... has a malt liqour taste in a fancy bottle. It has a extremely bitter taste. If your looking for bad beer you might want to try of 40oz of malt liquor.. hey at least you get more.. If it wasnt brewed in Milwaukee its not worth drinking

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
A good tasting beer that can be found in most places. It may be a victim of its own success as it is now seen as common.


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