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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillyTheFrog99 (31) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2002
A damn good brew. Goes down really smooth, and finishes sweet and dry. Good to drink when there’s no Guinness... but when is there not Guinness? Nevertheless, a solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
I like this beer. It has been some time since I have had some, but upon pouring a bottle tonight I was impressed. Amber-copper colored with a nice head. Although the head didn't last long, the lacing of the glass was there until the end. What aroma was there was hoppy. The taste was malty and ever-so-slightly fruity. Dry finish with some bitterness. I felt that this beer was fairly balanced with a leaning to the malty side. Would make a great first or second step to the wonderful world of real beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkcarrington (31) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
Among the most readily available American beers this has to be one of the best. Not actually too bad in its own right for that matter. Sure as hell better than Miller and the other mega breweries

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Isor (31) - - NOV 26, 2012
The first time I had this issue could’ve sworn it tasted a bit better but guess I was wrong. Not bad for being their signature beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a sensory glass. Pours a medium copper color with a tall off-white head. The head has excellent retention with good lacing. Smell is of bread dough, sweet, toasted caramel malt, and floral hops. Taste is sweet malt and spicy hops up front, very well balanced. Some lingering bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and tangy. Overall, a classic American lager that was at the forefront for the past 30 years in helping the craft beer movement. It’s well balanced and enjoyable to drink. A good beer to keep on hand year-round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Good stuff! Subtle taste, appearance and aroma promise a little bit more but a great lager. Rusty, reddish appearance. Lovely sweet aroma. Good balance of bitterness. Slightly silky carbonation. Slight dryness. Could drink all night and might. 330ml bottle, go sam! Was admonished for ordering this in a Tribeca bar due to it being from Boston but from memory its on a par with Brooklyn lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlfredReece92 (31) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
I’ve only had this a couple of times, not really my favorite... but it could be a lot worse.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
XMB625 (30) - USA - MAR 3, 2003
For all of the excellent seasonal beers that Sam Adams brews, I was disappointed in their flagship beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
The best lager that is readily available to the masses. Too good for BBQ's and parties, but I recommend keeping some around if you wanna impress your friends.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
metaldust (30) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 25, 2004 Best tasting American beer there is.

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