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RATINGS: 4361   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2008
355ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Pale orange, tiny head. Slightly dull aroma. Decent carbonation, not too fizzy. Nutty and woody, sweet honey notes, malty taste, slightly creamy, however on top of all that there’s also a load of hops too - noble and bittering. Long nutty and bitter finish. Does become less interesting after a while, but still a very good lager.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2005
TAP. DARK AMBER COLOR WITH MEDIUM TAN HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH MALT AND HOPS. FLAVOR WAS SOLID WITH SWEET MALTY AND DRY HOP FINISH. READLY AVAILABLE DRINKABLE BREW.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and noble hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread with hints of carmel and earthiness with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
It’s got the German hops in the aroma, but it doesn’t translate very well to the flavor. The Boston Ale is a much better beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
Nice haed mostly lasting, heavy bitter flavour, a bit to salty for my taste, Not a fantastic palate.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (13030) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orangey highly carbonated beer. Poor quality tinny malted lager, the CO2 playing havoc with the taste buds and the forced, low quality ingredients, I guess at malt & hop extracts, give little satisfaction. Oh Dear.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a cooper color with a medium head. This used to be one of my favorites aboutöƒêU years ago. Descent hoppy taste with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Golden beer with a firm and lasting white head. Delicate malt aroma, with a touch of caramel and bread, and pine and herbs from the hops. Flavour is rather sweet and malty with a decent hop balance. Has as much body as the best Czech pilsners.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bierkoning (12265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2004
Orange color, big frothy head. Sweet apple and orange aroma, grainy and somewhat artificial. Looks thin, but is in fact almost medium bodied. Sharp grainy flavor. Flowery with a bit of cologne. Sweet apples and orange. Just a hint of sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12221) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Keg at the The Duke of Wellington, Chelsea. It pours clear deep amber-brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is malt-driven...toasty, earth, citrus peel and brown bread. The taste is crisp, bitter, earthy, brown, bread, muffin, orange peel, sherbet and caramel with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I have had this a few times a good while back, but really enjoyed it this time. Well rounded, nice orange peel action and high drinkability. Good stuff


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