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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Slightly hoppy scent, light brown pour. Taste was of grainy malts and some hops. Average beer, not bad but nothing special about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2009
Pours pale amber with a large offwhite head. Aroma is light malt, light hoppy (grass and pine). Flavour is like the aroma. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2010
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. This is the beer you order in the crappy bar & grills because there’s nothing else even remotely interesting. SABL pours bronze-colored with a large fluffy head and without a hint of sediment or cloudiness. The aroma is mild with suble hops and malts and a touch of lager "well water". The body is slightly heavier than typical lagers but still as refreshing and clean. In the taste is slight caramel maltiness and generic hops. This is sort of the baseline to rate other American craft lagers off of.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tkrjukoff (4091) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2010
Golden amber with nice beige head. Not much of aroma but I can sense some caramel and hops. Fresh and crisp on mouth contact with hints of fruits, caramel and hops, balanced flavor. Nice lager with low carbonation. Feels good on palate with tones of hops that last for a while.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Had draft from 5 boroughs. I like sam adams the brewery, but their base beer blows. Pours a decent looking golden beer with a light white head. Aroma is faint sweet malt and hops with nothing that pops out at me. Taste is decently hoppy with fruit notes. bland. light mouthfeel with little or no aftertaste. Disappointing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8526) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
355mL. Why have I waited until over 2,000 ratings to rate Sam Adams? Because I have never paid money for a SA product so waited until I was given a free one at a dinner function. The pour is a clear orange amber with a thin, white head that has zero retention and lace. Aroma is actually quite nice. It smells exactly like the inside of a brewery: lots of oatmeal, grist, raw malt, caramel. Not bad. Taste is slight diacetyl and copper metals atop a nice attempt at a Vienna lager. Coating, bitter, sharp palate. As it warms it gains more butter, sugary full-bodiedness, some english toffee and peanut brittle. Unfortunately, the metallic and buttery palate distracts too much. This is significantly worse than my first ever batch of extract homebrew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (384) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 25, 2011
Light copper in color, Boston Lager has a strong floral hop aroma that masks most of the malt. The taste is very similar to the aroma with Noble hop flavor dominating. Decent beer all around but for the most part, very standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (6125) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Tap@ Peoria bar and grill, Denver. pours golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste is malt, and a little floral hops. Thin mouthfeel. Not really bad, just boring. 080311

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
WildWilly (3) - Harvard, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
head so thick you can float a bottle cap on it. its true this beer gives good head. its too bitter and not too flavorful. im not gunna lie i would rather drink Budweiser. better in a glass than the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (394) - - FEB 5, 2012
Onion characteristics detected. Bottled. A standard, but seemingly lacking in freshness.

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