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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Pretty decent, and easy to drink. Has kind of a funky/acidic aftertaste though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wernesgruner (45) - USA - JUN 3, 2006
hops and malt are quite apparent when the smell wafts up from the glass, moderate head, strong onset taste with lemon accents the after taste is fair in bitterness, as well as lemon and just plain goodness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
12 oz. bottle, Purchase By Date: 2/06. Bought it last Xmas as part of the Sam Adams’ Winter Case...Pours a sparkling dull-penny with an average sized, frothy-white head...Smell sweet molasses malts and light perfume hops. Can also pick up metallic honey notes...Medium bodied, thin and creamy texture with average carbonation and a bitter sweet finish...Tastes short and sweet with a slight bitterness evident near the end...Overall, a perfect "when in doubt beer" served just about everywhere. Top Macro lager in a category that usually leaves a lot to be desired. A telling characteristic is that it’s actually better served cold but it remains a fine choice if the pickings are slim.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacAnUltaigh (45) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 Copper-khaki color with a one thumb head that does it’s job well when poured from the bottle. The aroma of hops, when on draught, is intoxicating all by itself. I love how hoppy the nose of this lager is. The flavor is of caramel and nondememo fruit, and is not held prisoner by the hops. The finish is super clean. Out of the bottle, the aroma is generally weakened and the malts steal the show with their sweetness. If it’s happy hour I usually select this lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GangGreen712 (44) - Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Very hoppy, has a bitter aftertaste I don’t particularly like, but it’s not undrinkable. There are some better beers out there and this is not a noteworthy beer, but it’s not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Not a big favorate of mine. I don’t like the malt/hops balance here. I like a nice hop flavor but this just doesn’t do it for me. I’ll pass on this one everytime (unless I’m completely out of beer)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2005
12oz bottle. Aroma: malty, slighty hopy. small off-white head. well balanced but somewhat weak flavor of sweet malt and hops. Not a bad beer and a lot of the time, the best choice at many bars that serve mainly large corp. beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2000
A little darker than other lagers I’ve tried. Better than Bud, Coors, or Miiler, and only slightly more expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Probably one of the best American lagers around. And by the way, a brewer and a patriot is a man with his priorities in order.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 Easily obtainable. Consistant. More flavor than any Macro beer. I like the nose and appearance of this beer. It has a nice hoppy flavor in comparison to any other American beer you will find on most restaurant menus.

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