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RATINGS: 4300   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12184) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2008
355ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Pale orange, tiny head. Slightly dull aroma. Decent carbonation, not too fizzy. Nutty and woody, sweet honey notes, malty taste, slightly creamy, however on top of all that there’s also a load of hops too - noble and bittering. Long nutty and bitter finish. Does become less interesting after a while, but still a very good lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2008
355 ml bottle, abv is 4,8%. Copper color, disappering white head. Aroma is malt and maybe some hops. Flavor is malt, some sweetness and hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7392) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. Copper coloured with an off-white head. Pretty good for a lager with some hop character and juicy malt flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
This is a very quality lager. It smells and pours with deep tones. It’s flavor is quality and it is a better than average lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (842) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 15, 2008
no vale la pena mentir, la mayoria de cervezas huelen igual y el sabor es lo unico que las puede hacer sobresalir entre otras. samuel adams = overrated y + $ en anuncios

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GarrettB (1312) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Reading the surprisingly positive reviews I think perhaps my batch had gone wayward. The thick and soft 1cm deep balsa wood tan head gives way to a hearty caramel brown brew with a lively array of carbonation. The smell is watery, diluted, but earthy with touches of caramel, well kilned malts, cinnamon and the distinctively vegetal bite of cut radish. But all of these aromas feel somehow loose and disconnected, free floating away from each other in disharmony. The taste is very poignant, mostly with hops, along with a handful of other flavors - apple, clove and clorox. A distinctive cutting edge of industrial cleansers really makes this an off putting brew where, in the aftertaste, the clove hangs onto the roof of the mouth like Indiana Jones escaping a bottomless pit, while the chemical aftertaste spirals down into the oblivion of my digestive system. The whole experience puts me into digestive rejection mode, despite the beer’s last ditch effort to include a cinnamon flavor in the warmth it has accrued under my lamp. I think I really need to re-sample this beer, but for now it lies perilously on the verge of a drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ahnakel (10) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Not really the best beer I have had. I tasted at the request of a friend. It was not bad, but I do not plan to purchase again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2008
Always seems to pour a reliable amber color from the tap or bottle with a trim white head of foam. Mild with hops and balanced with caramel. A good ballpark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nik925 (782) - USA - AUG 11, 2008
Ordinary, Malt and Metal taste dominate. It tries, and very well might be the best lager in the grocery store, but still ends up being a boring lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle. Solid beer but a bit plain for my taste. Medium body with hints of grain and malts. Palate is a bit think but overall a good entry-level craft beer.

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