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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 2, 2001
Not overly impressive, this is still a step above most other North American lagers. Nice light brown color and no grainy tastes are both a plus. However, it is slightly more hoppy than I like a lager to be, so I wouldn’t exactly describe it as refreshing. A winner nonetheless. I, too, have noticed a soapy taste from time to time.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 Can someone please explain to me why it is damn near impossible to get a decent Sam Adams on draught even in Boston. It's certainly better out of the bottle but it has a metallic, copper-infused-like bitterness to it that really isn't very pleasing. It's hard to find a bar where the beer isn't oxidized and flat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Thick ivory head lends to a delicate brussels lace. There's a pleasant hop flavor mixed with toffee maltiness. Finish is balanced between malt and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2003
I was not impressed with this beer at all. With all the talk about it I thought it would be great but I guess I was wrong.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Copper-gold color with a pleasant, thick head. Fruity-tasting (cherries), metallic with apparant hops and some lingering sweetness. A bit of a metal/skunky aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Second of the Sam Adams that I have had, enjoyed this copper gold beer with a good taste

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Not my first choice, but its my only choice on so many occasions, what would i drink without it. My first real beer. Thanks for that!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Decent for a Lager. Easy to find and doesnt fail. Better than most other lagers. Not much more to say about it.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2004
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Ok it's not the best in the world, but it is far superior to Bud and you can wean Bud drinkers off their poison onto this and then slowly assimilate them to good beer. Within the bottles of average beer lie the lie the seeds of destruction for truly awful beers and the path to the true, good beers. Onward Comrades. Now is time for the revolution!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1061) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2004
Too malty for my liking, but a good beer nevertheless. Amber copper colour but then malt, malt and malt. The best US beer I’ve tried to date.


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