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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
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2005
this is another good bar beer...but nothing else....a 3.18 average???? how??? read the other 1173 ratings if u want to really want to see what this macro has to offer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5182) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2007 Long overdue re-rate. Bottle. Aroma is light yeast and malt, decent caramel washes splashing by. Pale orange body with medium bubbles and soapy beige head. Dry, crisp taste on a medium body, caramel and pretzelly malt. Aftertaste is slightly adjunncty - a cause for concern, and akin to their Oktoberfest. Risibly overhyped - this is not the savior of the American beer industry; still, often the only viable choice in many bars.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 11, 2005
About what I expected. After tasting the #2 premium lager on this site just before having this it didn’t stand much of a chance. Boulevard’s premium lager blew this thing out of the water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Habanero (3003) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle: Pours with a amber colour. Medium, creamy, off-white head fairly lasting. Aroma is hoppy with a light herbal touch with notes of citrus. Lively carbonation. Medium body. Semi-dry texture with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quevillon (2601) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 NOUVELLE OPINION! Bouteille de 355 ml, acheté au LCBO de Rideau et Kign Edward (Ottawa) le 2/05/08. Blonde dorée, petit collet. Arome d’houblon très légé, l’orge malté doux. Goût peu houblonné, mais assez plaisant, faible arrière goût amère. C’est buvable!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Well, its a lager... ugh.. If you cant avoid drinking a lager, this is a better choice than most American macros. Typical lager aroma, not especially pleasant. Starts out with a little sweet malty flavor, watery and bland, but the cheap hops give it a nasty astringency. The flavor is so poor its hard to choke this mess down. I don’t remember this tasting so bad when I drank a lot of it years ago when it was first distributed on a large scale. This would likely become a lot more drinkable if it were cellared for a few months to let the cheap rough hops mellow out a bit. That’s what I’ll be doing with the rest of this 12 pack I got. Hard to believe this is the same company that brews the Imperial Pilsener. Very disappointing. (2.3) .. .. 04/07/07 rerate .. I must have snagged a batch of beer last time that Jim Koch and his boys "hand selected" some hops grown in a sewer ditch. It was rough and nasty. Lately I had the occasion to try a sixer of this again, with better results. So I grabbed a 12 pack on sale for $9.99 at the navy base to have on hand for casual quaffing. This time the beer had that same sweetish pale malt flavor that I remember from a dozen years ago, along with a reasonably decent quality hop flavor and light bitter finish. Much better.. This is fairly flavorful and drinkable, though still short of great. A good casual quaff. (2.6)

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3832) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 30, 2006
Light brown/reddish color with white head. Aroma was very light hoppy if at all. The taste was a rich malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4642) - 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.

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