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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
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2001
Good daily brew.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 29, 2002
Woah, I forgot to rate this. Used to think that this was premium and substantially better than other American crap. While I’ll take this over a Bud, the fruit and malty notes aren’t really subtle or slight, they’re just plain weak. Sam’s Double Bock is far superior to this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2002
The bottle & tap version were identical, some nice sweet tones that finished dry with the ever-so-light hop cameo appearance. They have changed the labels to more like every other big American brewery. I’d love to hear the strategy there!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - DEC 6, 2003
Good cheap beer. Great for relaxing. Fits perfectly with a hearty cheese burger.

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