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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2001
Not as good as the boston ale, but it is still a classic

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mchinn (22) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2002
This is my favorite ’mainstream’ beer, even though it is a microbrew. It has such a distinctive, original flavor with its sweetness and nice aroma, its usually the best thing to order on tap at most restaurants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajijo (22) - USA - APR 28, 2002
a good domestic beer...decent alcohol content. kinda expensive tho

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
collegiatebrew (22) - Defreestville, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2002

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerforgood (22) - Thornhill, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
A great beer that pours with a halleteau / saaz aroma with a high ibu around 32. it has a wonderful mouth feel with residual malt and hop finish. One of my favourites.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whistlebird (22) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
another good lager from samuel this beer got me started on good beer, before that i thought budweiser was the best wow how wrong i was. dark brownish color good head not the best lager ever, but i’d drink it over any miller bud coors swill

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bassbydan (22) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2006
This beer is a good everyday beer. It is found in most bars/restaraunts in the country and can easily be aquired with dinner! It has a very nice flavor which goes well with a nice woody maduro cigar. The head is very generous and even with nice bubbles. The color is very nice- I encourage drinking this beer from a glass rather than out of the bottle to enhance viewing/drinking pleasure. This is my GO-TO beer, all the time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marano35 (22) - Bay Minette, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Poured from a bottle. Several actually. Pours a nice light amber with a small foamy head. Has a citrus piney aroma. Light mouthfeel. Starts with a sweetnes and finishes with a bitter hoppes. Overall a good everyday beer. Best of the readily available domestics in my area.

   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.

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