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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonkix (13) - California, USA - APR 22, 2006
excellent beer. small head, average body, 100% smooth with a fruity aftertaste. its a very good lager.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
molsonracing86 (13) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2006
I’ve noticed something about this website..it’s a TOUGH crowd! It puts my beersnobishness to shame. This stuff even won awards in Germany, saving America from embarassment, because clearly, the Boston Brewery is the only large American brewer that can actually,you know, BREW. Great Stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerdc (13) - USA - DEC 4, 2006
An above average mass production beer that is slightly overpriced. the seasonals are better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GunnyJoe (13) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
This one of my standard "go to" beers. Much better than Bud. Better in draft, but good in bottles too. Malty with nice hop bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeepmischief (13) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Not really as good as everyone says. I can’t drink this with food at all. It comes of as very bitter at times. I guess pallettes can change from time to time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tdevil (13) - Feetood, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2008
Very heavy malts and strong flavor, with a lasting aftertaste. A higher-end beer of the domestics, much better & flavorful than the other mass produced swill that they try to pass off as beer. I can only drink one in a sitting and it must be with a meal- very punguent. I still prefer microbreweries over this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steazyb23 (13) - California, USA - APR 18, 2008
very good lager very crisp and clean hints of malts and hop aroma excelletn mouth feel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
norsk (13) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
Another staple. Medium/dark amber color with decent head & legs/lacing. Bit heavy for my palate but definitely one to have on hand for guests.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dtalou27 (13) - Freeburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Amazing example of a true American Beer. This is an excellent beer, which thank the lord, because it's a go to beer when the only other beers carried at bars/restaurants are bud and bid light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pappaushi (13) - JAPAN - JAN 29, 2013
I can’t say enough good things about this award winning brew. it’s a wonderful session brew and I love to enjoy it when I really want to experience "World Class Beer". Pours beautifully in a mug with a strong head and heavenly aromas of malt and biscuit. It has a thick mouth feel that is very serious "REAL BEER". I think of this brew as the Flagship of American Beer for all of those people who think Budweiser Water is the king. Grab on to one now and experience Real Brewing Craft. It won’t let you down!!

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