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RATINGS: 4328   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2013
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (948) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2016
Aroma is corn, sweet malt, metallic, simply put, it smells like a lager. Appearance is amber, light light beige head, clear. Taste is corn, metallic, sweet, lots of flavor but still a lager. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp light carbonation, metallic corn aftertaste. Overall, this is about what I expected from it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thellgren (672) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
0.33 l bottle from K-Citymarket Lohja. Clear amber colour. Aroma is sweetish like caramel. Taste is at first also caramel then bitter hops. Later on caramels turn into malts. Quite OK, it’s just not my favourite beer style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CzechTex (84) - - APR 17, 2016
can on airplane I hadn´t drunk this in a long time, so I decided to try again to put it here on Ratebeer. Better than I expected from an American lager, but well behind world class quality. Nice darker color than I remembered, heavy initial foaming (from a can is not the best measure, I´m sure). Inoffensive without being inspiring. Better than most American mass market brews.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (134) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours light amber with thin white head. Aroma biscuity with treacle and pear. Fairly bland and without any strength in the hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (50) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
330ml bottle from Asda. Pours a sparkling amber with minimal head. Aroma of barley, sweet malt. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter finish. Citrus notes come through quite well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerdedDave (1159) - - APR 14, 2016
clear amber color; aroma is light floral hops and bready malt with hints of caramel and citrus; medium bodied bready malt with light caramel notes and grassy hop notes; fairly well balanced; overall a decent lager; one of the better beers available at bars that don’t have good beers

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerama (49) - SLOVENIA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a honey-orange body with a short head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, malts and a bit of bread. Taste of caramel, malts with notes of bread and grapefruit. Bitterness is mild, but noticable and aftertaste of pine. Medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattxwilson (2) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Just another one of Sam Adams good beers :) I'll take this any night...............................the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jptarasido (13) - - APR 9, 2016
La toma en Miami en un Bar de Brickel Av. con Z y Felix en el cochecito, adi y todo no me gustó...... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (197) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 8, 2016
Közepes, viszonylag gyorsan eltűnő hab, de egy vékony fátyol sokáig megmarad. Rézvörös szín. Illata intenzíven komlós, virágos, zöldfűszeres, némi földességgel. Íze erősen szénsavas, amber ales, de persze ez egy összetéveszthetetlen láger, a hozzá tartozó kissé kénes mellékízzel. A szokásos kommersz lágerekhez képest sokkal intenzívebb ízvilágú, virágos, zöldfűszeres kissé földes aromákkal. Utóíze kissé savanykásba vált, de a komlók ízei megmaradnak. Testes, de nem nehéz sör.


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