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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2006
descent pour with a amber brown look to it,clear and slight white head . The aroma was light with some hops and malt and a touch of sweet . Not anything to write home about but one of those stable beers you get at a eatery or basic pub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle 0,33l. Sampled together with Rune in Caffrey’s Corner in Kiruna, Sweden. Nice golden colour. A rapidly diminishing head. Fruity aroma and some fruity hints in the flavour. Sweet aftertaste. One of the better lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
There isn’t anything here that others have not written. Average all-round selection that fits best when your only option is the other mass produced swill.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Boston Lager
Date: 01/01/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s

Clear amber, thin fine white head, sweet malty aroma, light malt flavor, touch of carmel sweetness, nice balancing bitterness, good but boring

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Orange brown color with a big head that fades fast. Easy, not much going on. Balanced for waht it contains with a little aroma. Sweet basic lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle... Poured a pale orange with a white head. Sweet malt aroma. Well hopped for the style, sweet malt and a clove presence. I’m not a big fan of the Samuel Adams company, but they certainly do make an improvement for a primarily boring lagers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle thanks to a friend. Darker pour than the average lager. Smell was of yeast & cultured bread. Flavour was on the bitter side showing a presence of hops in the brew, barley, and a lasting aftertaste which appears to be a mix between an IPA and a lager. This is.... just bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2008
on tap. brilliantly clear copper gold color, with a sizable white head that leaves a decent lacing throughout. fairly nutty nose, with a few bready notes, and a kind of spicy noble hop aroma. more of that in the taste, with some berry esters, and a kind of funky lager kick. a light pleasant bitterness in the finish, with a sweetness that lingers, and isn’t quite as pleasant, with a fairly noticeable fruity aftertaste. medium body, with a rather watery mouthfeel, and a decent amount of carbonation. this seemed like an off batch. most of the right notes were present, but there was an additional funkiness that just seemed wrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oscbert (1002) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2008
I drank this is a "special" Boston Lager Glass. ~Pours a golden amber coulour. Big creamy white head. Good lacing. ~Smells of earthy hops and roasted malts. ~ Taste like roasted malts. A bit sweet. Taste is a bit bland. ~ Not much to this brew. Drinkable but not very enjoyable. Uninspiring is a good word.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Golden yellow with a thin white head. Sweet malts & corn in the aroma. Medium palate with a mild hop finish. I remember liking this a lot better, it’s pretty ho-hum for the first beer I had when I turned 21 many years ago.

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