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RATINGS: 4364   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Pours a clear caramel brown with a thin white head. Crisp, clean malty taste with a little hop bite. Fairly refreshing and enjoyable with a meal. Just a slight bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luneylane (25) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - AUG 27, 2016
a bottle from Simple Mart just down the road, drunk at home. Aroma: slighty citrus-like, resinous. Appearance: clear amber, minimal white head. Palate: fairly light, astringent. Taste:bitterness prevails, I don’t get the name ’Boston Lager’. A very refreshing drink, widely available here. I turn to it frequently when I need a change from Jin Pai.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FinnIckler (23) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle from bierlinie in Berlin. Pours golden yellow. Smells of hops, apricot and peaches. Taste is fruity and hops, a bit stingy bitter aftertaste. All right.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jampura (84) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Onpa maukas ja jopa hedelmäinen lager. Tuoppi ja olut näyttää hyvältä. Hauska ja viihdyttävä perusolut.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlutonowyMan (453) - POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowny. Piana bia?a, wysoka jednak niezbyt ?adna, zbudowana ze ?rednich i du?ych p?cherzy przynosi skojarzenia z myd?em, pozostawia niewielkie ?lady. Aromat owocowy mieszaj?cy si? z karmelem i ?ywic?. Po pewnym czasie ca?y aromat owocowy ucieka i pozostaje jedynie karmel. Smak: no có?, w?a?ciwie jest tylko karmel, w tle bardzo delikatne nuty owocowe i ?ywiczne, jest raczej ?rednio. Wysycenie wysokie, troch? m?czy. Uwagi: bez sza?u.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Kirkas kuparinvärinen olut paksulla valkoisella, runsaasti pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu voittaa bulkkilagerit ollen maltaisen karamellinen. Maku myös maltaisen karamellisen makea, mutta loppumaussa yllättää lievä mausteinen ja arominen katkero. Keskitäyteläinen, sopivan hiilihappoinen ja helppoa juotavaa. Lagereissa parhaimmistoa, mutta ei kuitenkaan yllä lähellekään Brooklyn Lagerin loistokkuutta.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and bitter hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and bitter hops

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (549) - POLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Aromat to trochę karmelu, cytrusów i lekkie nuty leśne. W smaku podobnie, bardzo dobre i czasami jedyne sensowne w sklepie za granicą.

3.8
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjomleif (110) - 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.


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