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RATINGS: 4356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiposserios (5) - - JUL 25, 2016 does not count
Great lager! i really like this beer... Beautiful ambar color.. notes of citrus and caramel... really refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjomleif (86) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Solid drinkable lager, finishes just a little bitter and lingers on the palate. Smell is warm, yeasty, beery, comforting goodness. Good mouthfeel, crisp and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2488) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Clear amber, small offwhite head. Grassy, malty aroma. Similar flavour plus caramely sweetness and ok balancing bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdolfoCC (146) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUL 21, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con algunos destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa ligeramente turba y mediana a alta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco de buena retención, de burbujas compactas. AROMA: dulzor de las maltas, notas a caramelo, ligeramente el lúpulo de carácter floral. SABOR: el paladar sigue al aroma; notas dulces, caramelo, cereales, el lúpulo de carácter floral presente pero discreto; en el retrogusto queda un amargor medio bajo el cual es seco y no astringente. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero con una ligera sensación oleosa, carbonatación media a alta. RESUMEN; agradable lager con un giro americano,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nurmis (302) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2016
335ml bottle, 4,7% abv. Pours golden with medium sized white head. Malts and light citrus, hint of pine. Quality lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (874) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 3, 2016
500ml bottle, brewed under licence in the UK. Pours clear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is caramel, citrusy hops, malt. Taste is caramel, malt, hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilza320 (23) - - JUL 1, 2016
330ml bottle, pours amber with a creamy head. Not a big lager fan but love this beer, really great malt presence and so drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (124) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: very malty, caramel, pleasant hops. Taste: relatively thick mouthfeel (compared to the avg lager), creamy carbonation, malty sweet. Finish: light bitterness, hint of dry smoke. (tasted 06/10/16, can bb Sep 2016)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle - Clear light amber colour, medium off-white head with fair retention. Fruity hop nose with some malty sweet scent. Taste is rich malty with fruity notes, decent citrussy hop bitterness with some peach, apple and caramel tones. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture, fruity finish with ligering hop bitterness. Its a good beer but its far from the greatness of a really good traditional european lager. As a european i must say, that this beer is a total misconception of the (original) style. But as an american vienna lager, is really great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (2443) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
Clear amber color with small white head. Aroma is malty, a bit herbal hops, caramely. Taste is bitter caramel, malty, slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Alright.

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