msnelling09 (154) - 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.
Cristobal37 (308) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t what all the hate is for. Boston lager is light years ahead of what you can usually find on tap at an average joint. It’s flavorful and well balanced. Malty and sweet while the hops bring a nice bitterness in the finish. It’s a solid go to beer when your options are the usual suspects.
oblongscone (4) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This does have a cheeky little caramel action to it. It’s not a session beet, but it’s great for when you just want a single beet.
larslan (1) - Izmir, TURKEY - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good lager with smooth ends. Rich flavour. Creamy. Caramel notes. Suits with dried nuts.
mwt1016 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very disappointing. I’m a Yuengling Lager lover and figured I’d try this. Not what I was expecting.
Morboso (99) - ECUADOR - MAR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, citrus malt molasses aroma, fruit and malt taste, a bit of mineral fizz, with astringent bitterness at the end. Surprised it is labelled a lager rather than ale. Has a few rough edges though and could be better balanced but okay-decent beer
Piw (231) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz. Flasche. Bensteinfarben und klar. Durchschnittliche Schaumkrone. Leicht süsses Citrusaroma. Trockener, milder Abgang.
kajser27 (116) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-copper colored, off white head. Aroma is of caramel and candied fruits. Taste sweet caramel, fruits, candy with low but present floral bitterness. Dry sweet finish. Medium bodied.
Sjohnh (331) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good lager - citrus, pine and herbs on the nose and in the mouth. Refreshing and tasty’
njdrinker (13) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A great version of an American hoppy lager this is one that Sam does correctly. Easy drinker and always solid. Can say that for sams never beers but Boston lager is a standard
frankcolub (75) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle , poures a creamy medium head. amber color ,aroma is malty a hnt tofee,sweet caramel flavor ending with pleasant bitter refreshing taste