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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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2005
clear copper color, off-white short and pillowy medium lasting head. straw and honey-like aromea, flavor more of the same. slight hop flavor. more like an amber ale than a lager. is this the most rated beer?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 30, 2005
While this beer may have been past it’s prime a little bit, I was still impressed with the overall quality of such a stupidly popular lager. I received a sixer from friends who didn’t like it. Aroma was fruity, with a bit of a zing. This continued in the flavor profile, with a good level of hops balancing a decent malt profile. Not a horrible lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottled from sampler 12 pack. Pours a clear reddish amber. Little head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet and estery (not good sign in a lager) with some caramel and butterscotch. Flavor is of grainy malts and sweet caramel with some diacetyl in the finish. Hops are almost not present except in the ever so slightly bitter finish. Body is exceptionally full for a lager....the only good thing this beer has going for it. Yes I’ll have a water Mrs. waitress if Boston Lager is the ’best’ beer you have on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle Pour - NIce golden amber color with lively carbonation. Off-white head that comes and goes with each swig. Toasty, slightly sweet aroma.. promising. Flavor starts slightly sweet but turns quite bitter at the end with a long, dry, harsh aftertaste. Disappointing in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled (4,8%). Dark orange colour with beige mediumsized head. Fruity and malty aroma. Malty, hoppy and vegetably flavour. Long hoppish aftertaste. Balanced, but not too exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Pours a fizzy amber, aroma is very light some hints of malt. Decent body for a premium lager style and even some slight bitterness. This beer is alright, but I’d rather have some of SA’s other offerings.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle, pours golden yellow, very thin whtie head. Nice sweet caramel and cookie dough aroma with hints of flowery hops. More floral hop flavor well balanced with grainy malts. Very light and refreshing a little bit of taste to boot.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2006
Light coppery colored, little wihte head. Fruity aroma with mild hops, some dry tones also. Flavor is somehow "aleish": flowers, hops and fruits, aftertaste dries like in bitters. Thin to medium bodied, mild carbonation. Crispy brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Not bad, just not great. One of the better macrobrews by far, but that’s not saying much now is it kiddies? Nothing really in the nose other than a slight bit of fresh bread, tastes of mild wheat with vanilla notes and a bit of a floral undertaste. Watery finish.


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