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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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjfleming23 (24) - Lake Worth, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Old reliable. This beer has been my saving grace at countless restaurants and bars with underdeveloped beer lists. It has a strong, bright, hoppy flavor that stays with you and is always better than any other macro.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaysonl69 (24) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2009
not a bad beer, but not a great beer in my opinion. somewhat bitter aroma and dark appearance that reminds me of apple cider. mild hops with a decent bitterness, but somewhat watery consistency.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crisp500 (24) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2009
not a bad gas station beer. my first sam adams in a while. some head that lingers(not typical with other mass brews). not something i’d drink at every opportunity, but i wouldn’t avoid it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerskinner (24) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 30, 2011
From the tap. It is important to try Boston lager from the tap if you want to enjoy this beer at its finest. I did like this beer. The biscuit malt flavor, very drinkable, and it has definitely joined the list of favorites.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dittoson (24) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
An average beer with trustworthy flavor but nothing spectacular. Fills the niche of those looking for something just above the cheap major brews.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Loic99 (23) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 26, 2001
needs to be stronger in alcohol %, not entirely refreshing or soothing, but drinkable and respectable US beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stosh99 (23) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2001
My favorite ’Buy Beer.’ Signature redish brown color and malty taste. Great beer for cards or with dinner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
later4you (23) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 10, 2002
One of my favorites a good beer to get when getting something to eat

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2004
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass; Amber hue almost copper in appearance. 1/2 finger head that quickly dissapates after pouring. Stringy lace that also dissapates rather quickly. Not much aroma that is hoppy and a hint of orange. Tastes of honey, rye bread, and orange with a moderate amount of hops and malt. Coats the tongue but is dry towards the end I like the palate of this beer for this particular style of beer. One of the better Lagers I’ve had. One of the better lagers around and definately my favorite American lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
All in all a good beer to order by the pitcher, but I think i’d prefer a Samuel Jackson. Mmmm, mmm! good M$#%^* F@##$$% choice. i’m not yelling, this is how I talk..


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