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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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Monahan99 (29) - parkersburg, West Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2001

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
amx83 (29) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2003
I heard good things about this beer but I was unimpressed. Nice brown/amber colour and nutty aroma. Sweet nutty taste in the beginning, but too much of a bitter finish for my liking.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joesvendsen (29) - USA - APR 13, 2007
bottle. nice color, amber...medium head. piney and aromatic. quite a good beer for the category and the price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2007
A true American Classic. This lightly hopped ale is balanced perfectly with its butterscotch malt. Smooth and refreshing--It’s an American Macro that I can stand behind.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tjpasley79 (29) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 I am biased with Sam since it brings back fond memories of a trip to Boston. Nice pour with moderate to light head, quickly dissipates. Flavor is always good with a smooth finish. It is not the worlds greatest beer, but for something nice to drink every day, it has my #1 vote.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmo32087 (29) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
One of the best lagers i’ve had. Full of flavor, very rich. Appearance was top notch and Boston Lager never lets me down.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Outchillen (29) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Here’s is a beer that has great color aroma and overall balanced body. Dark and clear but may be a lil too bitter for a lager. I think this beer is over rated, even though it is a good lager

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travmc007 (29) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Nice really clear golden brown color. Has a nice malty aroma. A good clean taste. Very slight bitter taste. I can see why its so popular, I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
citrus, grass, cough drop, licorice, vanilla, aromas golden, clear appearance white foam heavy sweetness, light body, creamy, oily feel, fizzy,... Not bad at All, just different

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Filliped (29) - BRAZIL - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle at a party. Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.


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