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RATINGS: 4374   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueGaljoen (116) - 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.

4.5
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crabbypantalones (12) - - SEP 16, 2016
The sorta craft beer that sorta got a lot of people into craft beer. Good go-to brew in a pinch.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (169) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 15, 2016
Color dorado ambarino, tránslucido, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (buena retención y se pega a las paredes del vaso). Carbonatación a tope. Aroma complejo (al igual que el sabor), donde se puede encontrar lúpulo (medianamente resinoso, lo justo para que yo lo capte), malta y algo de malta tostada. Si se agita se capta mejor el lúpulo. En boca es una delicia. Malta, lúpulo (pino, resina), malta tostada, algo de caramelo... Todo muy bien calculado. Una Lager para tomar una y otra vez.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donandres (355) - , Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: amber clear, small white foam A: nose: grains Taste: low bitterness, long bitter finish, bitter aftertaste M/F: medium carbonation OA: very good lager ok to repeat Drank: 9/14/2016 10:15 PM

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teran (286) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 9, 2016
One of the rare lager I like. Light copper colour is very nice, very hoppy and both characteristics are not usual for typical lager. Malt, citrus, caramel. British taste from New England. Just a little bit watery, which I do not like.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hamilton_w (249) - - SEP 7, 2016
Obvious pine and cheese aroma. Clear amber, short head. Caramel sweet, light to medium bitter. Light body, fry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ken1 (1756) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma: Fruity hops with caramel. Flavour: Fairly fruity bitter with caramel sweetness and a bitter finish. Colour: Golden amber with a white head.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AJL1980 (45) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle from morrisons in Horsforth. Lovely malty aroma. Pours flat Amber. Taste not as nice as aroma. Malty finish but arrives very late. Nice enough.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Michael27 (803) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Sieht aus, wie ein Wiener Lager und schmeckt auch so. Was soll man mehr sagen?


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