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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 I was quite suprised to see an (imported) american beer in my local supermarket - so I bought it. It was darker and had more body than i expected - perhaps a bit fruity? Would try again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Tastes a lot like Bass to me. Leaning to the hoppy side. I thought we declared independence to get away from England. Sam, Sam, Sam...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Best by 09-(presumably)03. What is it about this stuff? An incredibly schizophrenic juxtaposition of what may be Cascade and Saaz hops in a lager? Bland anoymous malts. Whatever the intent, this stuff always makes me pucker and I seldom have another.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2001
Good daily brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2001
Nice hops though I’m not much of a lager fan. I dislike the lingering sweetness in finish and mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2001
Too sweet, I would much rather have a beer that tries to have the ’All American’ appeal taste better than this. The Samuel Adams IPA is the only thing I really like from Sam.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2001
It’s a standard lager. Lacks any particular hoppy bite, but definite hops in the flavor. Just missing something. No particular lingering malts in the finish, it’s just an average beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 When served at a proper temperature, the hoppiness comes out to play and reminds me of an un-complex e.s.b. As it warms, it sweetens up but by the end it becomes pasty. A good "gateway" brew for your non geek friends. sometimes the best option at chain restaraunts. it'll do. an everyday kind of average beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2002
Not a micro but not Bud either. For the price there a so many micros that beat it, I just don’t see myself buying it, but if I’m at a friends and this is what’s there i’ll drink it.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2002
Not bad, but not one of my favorites out there! maybe a higher quality version of Bud....


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