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RATINGS: 4267   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rex_Remes (89) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2015
(12oz bottle, North Carolina) appearance: medium Amber (reddish brown), simple head that dissociates pretty quick, some lacing. Nose: warm, malty, grain, touch of herbs and citrus/orange. Taste: front end is simple malt/beer flavor, followed by some body, fermented corn/grain, fare amount of acidity. Palate: bitter follow thru with hops remaining on the inside of cheeks, oily/clingy, tartness. Overall: relatively flavorful and complicated lager with good body and bitterness. A solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dopplaganger (9) - - NOV 20, 2015 does not count
I’m getting drunk on a plane. Seven hundred pennies seems a lot to pay for this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tomg (5) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
I’ve had fun trying hundreds of beers and ales but when i want a nice refreshing lager, i keep coming back to this one. Could be the Swiss Army Knife of malted beverages. A nice ’safe’ choice for parties where not everyone might share your interest in the extreme and envelope pushing projects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asbe (18) - TURKEY - NOV 17, 2015
35cc bottle. Pours clear amber color with thick beige head. Pleasant ale-like hopy, floral, caramel, honey and toffee aromas. Complex for a lager. Medium body. Low bitter and malty taste. Not a refreshing type of lager. Liked it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (506) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2015
From Taste of America. In Teku glass. After dinner. Not much foam. High drinkability with a pleasant bitterness. I wish Seville’s lagers were like Boston’s ones

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birocotsios (81) - - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. Amber colour hopy aroma od frlora. Balanced bittersweet taste of nuts, caramel and hops. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1695) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
I hadn't rated this? Uh. Amber colored. Interesting creamy malty body. Easy drinking, decent choice readily available, you know the score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (257) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
bought@Bierhandlung Freiburg, shared with Konfuzzi; a thoroughly well-balanced, smooth, easy drinking, sessionable lager. Herbal, citrusy hops in aroma bringing a whiff of Britishness, while being an unobtrusive, elegant counterpart as well as continuation of the fine caramel notes in taste. Dry, clean finish. Great beer. Wonder why its so - imho - underrated here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
chiapon (5) - New Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 6, 2015 does not count
Bottled from SimpleMart. Amber color with fresh aroma and rich taste at your palate...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (353) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 5, 2015
Very clear amber color with beige head. Aroma has fresh, floral hops and some nutty malts. Taste starts with nutty and caramel notes and finishes bitter and hoppy. Medium-light body with good carbonation. Overall it’s a very easy drinking and enjoyable lager.

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