msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2013
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.
Bierdimpfe (66) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Veiled golden, almost amber color. Creamy and foamy beige 2 finger head lasting around 5 minutes. Strong lacing with dense activity.
Aromas and flavors of caramel, grains and herbal spices. Great intensity and well balanced with a sharp and sweet sensation. The smell is not inviting, being a bit stale and strange, but the taste is superb.
Dense full body with perfect carbonation. Faint and short pleasant slight bitter finish with a smoky hoppy end.
Overall : Great craft having incredible rich smooth flavors, but with a strange nose indeed.
Acid303 (609) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
35.5cl bottle, served in lager glass, Pours orange/golden with white froth on top. Aroma is caramel, earth and fruits. Taste is quite fruity with candy and a slight citrusy touch. Moderate sweetness on the palate, the bitter finish is very short. Light body, good carbonation. Nothing special.
nybol (497) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fin lagerøl, der har noter af græs og noget tørt træ af en slags. Vældig vin øl, der ikke gør nogen fortræd, men er dejlig læskende.
Towey1989 (1165) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear pale amber with a fizzy off white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, a little orange and slight floral hops. Taste is similar of caramel, toasted malts, some bread, a little orange and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, toasted malt, floral hop bitterness in the finish. An all round decent Vienna Lager. Sweet caramel and toasted malts balanced with some citrus and subtle floral hops. Enjoyable.
Renekof (14) - - JAN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Jopolis (21) - - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bom corpo, sabor complexo com final intenso. Espuma moderada, leva amargor na finalização e refrescante.
commonmac (818) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle acquired at some point by commonshawn. Feels kind of like I’m in an airport bar. Looks very filtered and mass produced. Amber, burnt Sierra type color. Aroma has a bit of hop to it but is mostly an afterthought. Taste is actually a little better than I remember. Malts blend well with some hops. More sweetness than bitterness. Some caramel and a hint of roasted nuts. Ends with a kick of hop bitterness. I’m frustrated that they try to pass themselves off as a craft brewer but their flagship is drinkable.
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber~brown color
Aroma of hop and malt
malty flavor, hint of toast/bread
slightly bitter and carbonated
malvrich (157) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottled 12/13/15
A: Clear pinkish gold pour with 1 finger of thick but diminishing head. Steady carbonation visible. Good looking thick lacing left.
S: Toasty bread maltiness. Slight caramel sweetness. NondeScript hops.
T: Earthy hop bite up first. Very English flavor. Toasted white or maybe sourdough bread later. Little sweetness.
M: Lively mouthfeel although doesnt look it. A little resin at the medium length finish.
O: Finally got around to reviewing this old friend. Nothing to complain about with this beer but I no longer find myself interested in it or the style. Still a good and worthwhile brew.
thepatrickman (227) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a style I reach for often. Or really at all. But I got handed one last night at dinner, and it wasn’t too bad. Really clean; sweeter than most lagers, but in a good way, like fresh grain rather than artificial sweetener. A beer to remind us beer snobs that sometimes we should just drink a lager that you can buy at the gas station.