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RATINGS: 4356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


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   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

2.5
   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)

2.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours translucent gold. White/tan head. Tart, orange rind taste w/ spice. Carmel flavor in malt. Not sour or milky, in the middle. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtodd5dot1 (44) - Marina, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
What else can I say that already hasn’t been said. Tastes much better than any other lager that I’ve had. I finally bucked the "popular" trend and gave Sam a try. Should have a long time ago.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cwrw42 (44) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
One of the beers that helped launch the craft beer revolution. A widely available alternative to BMC.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HulkamaniacUM (43) - Oxford, Mississippi, USA - MAR 22, 2006
An excellent beer with a solid bite that is enough to scare off some rookies. No aftertaste, though, and goes great with seafood.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Good lager...Good taste. Don’t listen to the knucklehead below who gave this beer a 1 rating. Boston beer helped start this mass exodus from boring beers like bud and coors.


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