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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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
martellus (22) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Aroma has fruit and citrus notes. The brew is somewhat malty, though the malt flavor is balanced nicely by the hops. The result is a pleasant flavor and a creamy mouthfeel. A good brew all-around.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2011 This is probably one of the tastiest beers I’ve ever had at 4.9% I think this beer gets a lot of stuff because there are just so many other amazing craft beers out there now. When this came out in the sea of yellow fizzy beers I’m sure it was a hit... and that’s why its still popular today. When you smell it you first get a smell of floral hops and when you swirl it around maybe a touch of pine and citrus backed by a caramel sweetness. Taste just like this with an amazing almost creamy like caramel sweet malt which gives it a nice body. Then of course it ends with that floral Noble hop bitterness. For a lager the hops shine through pretty well on this its very delicious. Yeah, I can see why some people think Samuel Adams might seem a tad bit mediocre compared to the ridiculous beers out there now but this really blows every other adjunct lager away. Very well made beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwissm1 (22) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
The best widely distributed beer in America. No matter what anyone says, this stuff is delicious and I could drink it every day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
haakonjo (22) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle from local grocery store (Rema 100) Golden colour with off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Decent Lager with light roast, malt sweetnes and lightly hopped finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ronjustron (22) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
A good beer, flavorful and good bodied. Goes down well and the aftertaste is pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
911lin (22) - - JUL 16, 2014
It smells very good after I pour it in to a pint glass. Sweetness with some caramel. Very fresh while drinking, but not very good at after taste, nothing to remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elcarion99 (21) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2001
This is one of my favorite beers on draft. I don’t typically drink it in the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R.Begley (21) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2002
Very good ice cold on draught.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
It’s still better than Busch or Bud, but I’d rather drink a good porter. This is not great beer, but it is not bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
This is a pretty good beer. Well, good for a ad beer. It has a nice hoppy after taste. This is a beer I would buy for a party.

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