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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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBelgian (24) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
Not bad. Light taste with little finish, no aftertaste. Walnut and grain flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 A good beer of its type. The beer snob in me makes me want to pick on it but really its fine stuff not everyone needs an IPA or Imperial stout. Medium light body, mild malt flavor with a equally mild hop profile it’s a well made beer. Maybe a little bland for most of us beer geeks but to the average man it’s a great introduction to good beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Aroma light and hoppy, but malt detected as well. Color a rich gold with a nice canyoned head---very attractive...Hops dominate the flavor profile, quite sharp and almost strident, while malt is barely discernible; the finish is hoppy-dry and slightly spicy. Body is sort of watery, and the balance is definitely hop-heavy. Overall, the strong hop profile makes it preferable to most macro-brews, but is still wanting in terms of balance and roundness of flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2003
(Tap) I taste grapefruit when I taste this one. Enjoyable and easily drunk from the tap.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
I didn't get the sweetness that the description talks about. I taste hops with a slight bitter finish. Not bad but not my favourite.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Not bad at all, though it did have a little "diffrent" aftertaste, almost mediciny, but tolerable. The beer seems over-rated, but I would drink it again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
This lager comes up just a little short all the way around. It is good but not great in all catergories. I prefer the Boston Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 26, 2003
a nice hoppy lager, very much in the european pilsner tradition. very easy to find for a "drinkable beer" good distribution earns them extra points

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hugerat99 (26) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
I find sam adams to be rather inconsistent. When I get a good bottle it is quite drinkable, but can also be rather poor.


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