Gold_Standard (2) - - SEP 27, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A perfect blend of malt and hops. Probably the best, consistent beer one can find on a regular basis.
Bamsen78 (1038) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with stable off-white head. Cæear aroma of hops and malt with notes of fruit and caramel. Bitter, hoppy onset, quickly replaced by a long, fruity and malty body. Dryish aftertaste. Possibly the best Amber Lager I have tasted so far.
Andy_ (109) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden colour, aroma of malts. Medium body and nice crisp hops in the finish.
msnelling09 (7) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For this review I will pour a little into a taster, and sip the rest from the can. I will provide a side by side comparison of the two drinking experiences except when it comes to appearance, as the can is not see through… From the can the beer pours a crystal clear, amber-orange color with a beautiful head of creamy, medium sized bubbles. The head leaves a lacing of sticky thin lacing that leaves spider webs on the glass. From the glass, the beer graces the nose with a clean, crisp, fresh cut grassy smell with a light biscuit smell wafting beneath the grass and giving a warmth to the nose. From the can, the smell is slightly intensified to provide slight citrusy notes with the grassy hops, alongside slight hints of wet dog and metallic can though those might just be me. The glass has the better smell. From the glass, the beer tastes cleanly bitter with a warming bready sweetness that balances out the beer. Acids are very light in the mouth, only providing a slight wetting to the tongue. From the can the beer tastes slightly sweeter, mellowing the bitters into a more manageable taste. In flavor from the glass the beer begins as medicinal bitters, but quickly blooms into wet, bitter grass with a warm backed biscuit dough and a touch of caramel. The beer finishes grassy bitter with a touch of lemon citrus. The aftertaste is very light with bitter grass. From the can, the taste carries some slight citric lemon from the start, mellowing out the grassy bitters and bringing the caramel malt more onto the palate. Doing this review, I am a little surprised that I am liking the can more than the glass. On the mouth, in the glass, the beer feels on the heavy side of light with a heavier carbonation of fluffy bubbles that blanket the tongue nicely and provide a slight scrub. From the can, the carbonation scrubs the tongue slightly more, perhaps due to the smaller hole. After the beer leaves, the mouth is left slightly damp with saliva. Overall, this beer is quite similar from the can and the glass, which is surprising since I have had several of the cans now, and actually thought it tasted a little different… That being said, this is a terrific simple lager with light complexities that make it interesting, while at the same time inviting you to drink more and more. Boston Lager is nearly sessionable, and is a great lawnmower beer in my mind. A true classic.
Itzjerm (598) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong grain aroma. For the alchol content its a pretty good german brew. Head that last (highest rating on this beer). Otherwise good mouthfeel bad flavor with a grain flavore which taste off. For the ABV, though its impresive.
ajnepple (577) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Amber and clear with a white head and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, bread and caramel. Light to medium body with a bittersweet flavor. Not bad for a lager.
golumm76 (26) - FRANCE - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une belle rousse. Agréable à boire, un premier gout faible en bouche, mais un arrière gout sympathique un peu matlé et sucrée.
Un premier gout plus fort en aurait fait une très bonne bière, mais elle reste des plus agréable à savourer.
EricTeusink (195) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was forced to suffer through all you can drink and eat tickets immediately behind home plate with only a few beer choices. (Read:Sarcasm). Started off with one of the granddaddy’s of craft beer. Pours amber with a grassy scent. The beer is slightly sweet with a mild bitter finish and lots of carbonation. Serviceable beer in a pinch. Bottle - SunTrust Club @ Turner Field - Atlanta, GA
Filliped (29) - BRAZIL - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a party. Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
kalervo (464) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fine lager beer, nothing really fascinating, still decent drink. Well balanced.
Grumbo (232) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Cock & Woolpack, London. Golden brown, with a white head. Smooth, hoppy aroma, quite rich and with a good body.