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RATINGS: 4382   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
Color ámbar anaranjado, con espuma blanquísima que dura en copa mucho más de lo que estamos acostumbrados en cervezas de baja fermentación. En nariz se aprecian flores, pino y notas cítricas. En boca es agradable y fácil de beber, pero se aleja en todo momento de las lager europeas, o para ser más justo, de las lager industriales a las que estamos tan acostumbrados. Nos aporta además de mucha frescura matices cítricos y tostados que le dan ese aspecto y sabor tan notable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bewyder (431) - FRANCE - OCT 20, 2016
Ambrée claire voilée, bien balancée entre légère amertume, petite douceur maltée, quelques notes fruitées et léger caramel, petite touche onctueuse, pour une lager assez aromatique, sans non plus être transcendante. 50cl à la pression au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, bue le 19/10/2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlasticSoul (22) - - OCT 18, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2016 33 cl. bottle. Almost clear (slightly hazy) light copper coloured beer with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly roasty caramel, licorice, floral hops, and dough. Pleasant savory taste is somewhat sweet with following bitter notes. Medium-bodied with creamy texture. Average carbonation with bitter and smokey finish. One of the best lagers available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattChiasson (52) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
Out of the can, poured a light copper, clear with a thick persistent white head. Aromas of grainy malt, hay, and spicy noble hop. On the palate more caramel malt sweetness comes through, but well balanced with a dry, refreshing finish. Not overly complex, but overall a nice, well-made lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petermeyer (6) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2016 does not count
Flasche, in DE gekauft: super Farbe, guter Geruch, feinperlige Kohlensäure, interessante Fruchtnoten für ein Lager, malziger Körper, sehr süffig, hebt sich deutlich von dem Rest amerikanischer Lagers ab, noch besser schmeckt es natürlich in USA vom Faß

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
s00sl (432) - - OCT 6, 2016
Good one with aroma of American hops and bitter taste, with high drinkability, but without nothing extra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (116) - Stow, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Beer out of 12 pack fall sampler pack. Very little head when poured. Amber in color and pretty smooth. Little carbonation. One of the better lagers out there. Overall this is above average brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1552) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2016
(bottle 0,33l)
Aroma: Sweet malty, bread/toasty/cereal/caramel, dried fruits.
Appearance: Clear golden color. Minimal white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, malty/bread, medium bitter.
Palate: Medium body. Light bitter finish.
Overall: Nice malty balanced lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueGaljoen (123) - FRANCE - SEP 21, 2016
Bonne lager à la robe cuivrée. Belle longueur boisée. De la complexité et un bel équilibre. Bière assez forte pour une Lager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lamfrenze (15) - HONG KONG - SEP 20, 2016
Purchased in bottle from a supermakret in Hong Kong. The apprearnce is attractive, with clear amber and copper colour, and with smooth white head, look like color of ale than typical lagar. A delightful mixed tatse of malt, pine and caramel, slightly sweet but natural.

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