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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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   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (620) - - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden-ruby color with white head. Aroma - Fruits, caramel, flowers. Flavor - Hops, caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (16) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2014
A rich lager with a slightly bitter finish. Poured from a bottle with a frothy head and a ring of lace lasting the whole glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (444) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
have had this one a few times now very easy to get hold of sainsbury’s sell it. a little fruity on the aroma and a slight caramel flavour little bit bitter on the finish but for a lager its a nice one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hop_Hedonist (258) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
I admit I don’t like lager - had this SA Boston Lager at a function last night cos it was the best of a shitty bunch on offer - meh, it barely registered on any level but soon disappeared so I’ve marked it accordingly as not shit but won’t go there again in a hurry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (253) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle into Sam Adams glass Appearance: A 2" sudsy off white head slowly drops with mild lacing. Mostly clear light amber appearance with tons of streaming carbonation. Aroma: fresh bread dough is dominate, also a hint of sweetness and some tangy, earthy hops. Mouthfeel: fairly light and slick with a crisp, dry finish. Flavor: combination of the sweet barley/bread dough flavor with floral and citrus rind hops. Overall: This beer has grown on me as of late. For years I didn’t really care for it, but I have found it more enjoyable in recent months.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Namespayne (56) - - DEC 3, 2014
12oz bottle in pint glass. Medium-Dark amber color, 4fin of tall foamy bubbly khaki head. Smells of floral hops, Tastes of hops and oak barrel. Old timey and old-towny, smooth with bitter finish. Pretty good balance of hops, which I always think is a fine quality in a standard brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aloiscarvalho (50) - - DEC 3, 2014
Cor amarela com espuma pouco persistente. Aroma lupulado e de malte tostado. Sabor forte de malte e lúpulo, com pouco amargor residual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4882) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, floral hoppy and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, floral and mild frutiy.
Overall impression: Outstanding lager!
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (606) - - NOV 30, 2014
Helder oranje bier. Aroma van citrus, hop en honingdrop. Smaak is zacht zoet, laurier. Licht trekkend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (584) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2014
Fruity aroma and full bodied/malty balance makes this an interesting/unusual beer.

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