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RATINGS: 4363   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a light tan, rich head. Color is a clear gold, carbonation looks good. Taste is crisp, a nice blend of malt, hops, carbonation. Just a slight bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12051) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy and bubbly white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, nutty), average hops (spicy, earthy), and a clean lager character. Flavor is moderate malt with a nice hop balance and medium-light bitterness; clean and smooth with a light sweetness. Light body, low warmth, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12025) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 Rerate. Fine clear amber with a medium, staying creamy off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, light toasted, grassy hops. Flavour has fine malts, caramel, toasted, good grassy hops. Bottle, from Metro Kolding. A weak yellowish amber with only a thin head. Aroma is weak, mostly malty and with a slight metallic feel to it. Flavour is sweet and with a dose of sweet caramel as well. A nice full feel for the type. 2.7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
great aroma, not really strong enough but what we get is nice hoppy , lots of different flavors and some faint swetnenss. clear orange, large thick offwhite head. flavor is dry, hoppy, sligthly bitter, a little sweetness from malts, well balanced. but in my opiniion it could be stronger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 18, 2000
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 re-rated 9-2009; courtesy of Ric Jackman - translucide and bright amber colour with a solid, creamy, persistent and slightly beige foam; a fair and charming flowery hoppiness with notes of oranges; a decent malt body and tart bitterness; subtle carbonation; long flowery finish with notes of caramel - should be used as a benchmark to judge all other lagers

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Bottle. This and Magic Hat were what we went with in College when we actually had money. Given our usual drink when we had no money, which was most of the time, was Keystone Light, this tasted pretty damned good by comparison. Pours reddish-gold with a small head and good lacing. Aroma is bitter pilsner with toffee malt. Taste is more of the same. Not very complex, but it’s still not as bad as a lot of people make it out to be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 Re-rate 5/10: A decent fairly hopped lager, somewhat floral, with a slightly grainy malt base. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1

Bottle. Amber color, A bit hazy. Hoppy aroma. Taste is sweet malt with notes of citrus. A mildly bitter finish. A pretty good lager. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: This is a suprisingly good beer. Nice colour, and fine aroma. Has a good bitter flavour. Had the opportunity to taste it as draught as well. Probably one of the best lagers on tab I've tasted for years.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2002
Very distinct flavor but my least favorite of the Sammy’s line, as I much prefer their seasonal fare. Nothing to really complain about though, as it is an above-average lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle. Light amber colour with a beautiful thick head. Aroma is malt and hops as well as flavour.


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