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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
daje (2450) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2011
Tap at Laundromat. Clear amber color, small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malt and fruit. Taste of bread, caramel and malt.. Good carbonation. Drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Light copper/amber color with short lived white head. Aroma of herbal hops and some malt. Bread and yeast flavor with a good amount of hops. Medium bodied. Not exactly what I expected from a lager, but ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber. Off-white medium sized head w. medium duration. Aroma with hops, malt, bread, fruits and a bit of spice. Taste is slightly bitter and metallic. Oily palate and low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2012 Pours a clear amber with a 2-fingered white head. Smells of hay, bread, hint of floral. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, light malts, honey

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
benfergy (200) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - SEP 20, 2011
The aroma has more hops than I expect from a lager. The taste isn’t very complex, though.Some barley malt I can taste, but no other flavors. It’s been years since I’ve had this beer, and I like it more than I did back then. Still, it’s only an OK beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (284) - - DEC 29, 2011
One of the better lagers. Not too fizzy, and not as watery as so many lagers are. Pale golden coloured.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
vomit (167) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Sure, I had high expectations. What, with all that advertising they do, SOMETHING must be good about this, right? I had high expectations for the movie "Gigli" as well. Remember ben Affleck & JLo as star-crossed lovers with a wacky mob scenario thrown in as well? You don’t remember? Thats’ good, cuz it sucked. SAL sucks too, but in a more unique way. You throw $8-$9 away on a 6pack of this crap that would damn near buy you a case of Blatz. save your ca$h for Blatz and when you wake up in the sewer scream out: THANK YOU VAL BLATZ FOR MAKING MY LIFE WORTHWHILE!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2779) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
Draught @ The Flying Scotsman on January 23. Pours clear amber with a small white head that clings to the glass while quickly dissipating. Smell is subtle, sweet and malty with caramel, bread and some sweet fruits. Taste is very sweet and malty with bread, golden syrup, caramel and a slight hoppy bitterness. Finish is malty, slightly sweet and slightly bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2001

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2002
RERATE: Nice everyday beer. The beer has destinct flavors, and is very well balanced. It has a bit of a bitter finish, which I enjoy. I generally am impressed with this brewery as far as mass-marketed beers go.


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