msnelling09 (112) - 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.
exeter (115) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice colour and good 1 finger head. Aroma is nice but could be a touch more. Excellent balance, creamy caramel malts. In many ways, more Pale Ale-like than the Sam Pale Ale. Medium mouthfeel, very refreshing.
budedou (176) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good lager.... not more... but not disgusting....
Nothing to say about it...
Cerbier (68) - - MAR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,3l Flasche. Rotblondes Lagerbier mit heller Schaumkrone. Im Antrunk typisch Lager nach Getreide, zwischendurch leicht metallisch, zum Schluß etwas fruchtig. Trinkbar.
ametras (175) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Clear golden orange with a frothy white head. Flavors are cereals, bread, caramel, peach, citrus, leaves, grassy hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.
jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Moderately sweet and sour doughy nose with notes of cara-malts, draff and diacetyl. Sweet and minimal bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Cara-malty and doughy taste with draff and sweat; sweet and lasting metallic finish. Absolutely disappointing by Franconian standarts
JimmyBoy74 (77) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 cl systembolaget. Mörkgul färg. Doftar lite malt. Ganska blaskig men ändå en lite malltig avslutning. Funkar en varm sommardag.
dmcmillan (3) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my fav beers.............................................
Wischylini (99) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear yellowish-orange with a tiny head that disappears quickly. Aromas are mostly malty, with light cereals and caramel malts dominating. There’s also a resin-like aroma from the hops. The taste is quite sweet, but the sweetness is countered by the bittering hops, which together make the beer quite balanced. The mouthfeel is somewhat heavy for a lager, and the beer is moderately carbonated. This is one of the best beers of its kind, and it’s surprisingly rich for a light lager. The price is however higher than I’d expect for a beer of this kind.
bjerkeaa (132) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden pour, rocky off-white medium head. Mostly malty aromas, some coriander, some citrus. Taste is fresh and mild.
Miglet (10) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The go to for when nothing else available... always clean and tasty. The hops are very supportive of the malt.