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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 (153) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (580) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, levadura, dulce, ligeramente a lupulo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
frederickllave (29) - - AUG 25, 2014
Una gran cerveza,buen sabor, de las mejores en el mercado corriente. Recomendable..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
macca26 (1) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
one of my favourites at the moment, and a good example of the american craft beers that are becoming so popular over in the uk. it has a dry , mildly hoppy taste to it,, it has a slightly citrus aroma, is pale in colour and has a minimal head, it has a lively palate. i never tend to have just one !

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (115) - ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear light golden-copper with small white head. Sweetish fruity aroma, syrup, notes of honey. The flavor is as the nose, light hoppy bitterness, a bit sour. Dry and clean. Light carbonation. Light body. Sweetish bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
e42180 (1) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Great complex, yet drinkable beer with a really nice aroma. And you can find it anywhere.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
azzie (173) - - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark yellow to orange color. Medium body, medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. Didn’t like it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (430) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
Clear golden color, minimal white head. Hoppy amber lager. Not bad, is a little fruity. Thin body, average carbonation.
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veceo (460) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
Clear deep amber color, thin white head. Medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of yeast, malt and hops. Medium sweet taste, light bitterness. Nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Viking Line Mariella between Stockholm and Helsinki. Originally rated 23092011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness, hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senap (343) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
Numera en klassisk öl. I lagerklassen är detta en trevlig och förhållandevis smakrik upplevelse.


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