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RATINGS: 4267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
Much better than most American lagers I’ve had. A lot more color to it as well. I am very happy with this beer. Very nice hop and malt balance. A sweeter taste without all that rice and corn filler. Also a bit creamier than most lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Always drinkable. If I really want beer and a place doesn’t have craft beer I’m not afraid to settle for this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoesefat (338) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Smells somewhat floral, kind of sweet. Pours clear bronze with a thin white head. I am not a big fan of lagers, but this one is more flavorful than most American lagers, it has a little spiciness to it. Goes down a little flat and dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermes (3) - Blanes, SPAIN - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Cervesa de facil beure amb un aspecte visual clar retencio de espuma petsisten, aroma citric marcat pels llupols alemanys, en boca es presente amb un pas agradable de cos mig baix. En definitiva producte mes que aceptable per dies calurosos, molt refrescan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (281) - - AUG 27, 2015
12oz can on a crj900. Heavy grain with some malt aroma. Light body. Malt flavor with a grainy finish. Appearance is silver with some blue printing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mp8719 (21) - USA - JUL 31, 2006
Solid brew. It’s a darker lager with some bite. Distinctive flavor for a macro. Leaves you with some bad after-taste though sometimes, and is a bit over-priced (like all of the Sams).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2012
12oz bottle from the state store
Appearance: Clear golden witha big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Lager malts, caramel and honey
Taste: Toasted malts, sweet caramel with a bitter herbal finish
OK when nothing else is on tap, but I wouldn’t buy on a regular basis.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark golden, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, bread, toffee and a light hoppy presence. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet, with caramel and a tropical sweetness with honey, and a nice orange peel finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at Frankie & Benny's! It's a lager. A lager wot has a taste but no more deScript than say a euro lager. It's ok but nowt special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slatermcs (61) - - FEB 26, 2013
Draft. Minimal aroma, nice white head. Light body. Good example of a real American lager. No aftertaste, wish it had more overall flavor

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