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RATINGS: 4374   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
A solid beer that seems to be further from my palette’s liking every year I try it. Not sure if my tastes are changing or if this beer is getting thinner.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blastomorpha (73) - - JAN 5, 2015
Good looking orange with a thick white head in the glass. Strong touches of citrus and rust, nice bitter aftertaste, combined with the restrained alcoholic content this should make the beer enjoyable in the hot season too. I expected more honestly, it’s a nice simple beer though a style that I don’t particulary love.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paolo71 (113) - Alviano, ITALY - MAY 6, 2015
White head, not very persistent. Golden yellow, with orange shadows. Not very intense and persistent at nose. Honey, bread, a bit of ginger, citrus Not very carbonated. Balanced

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bewnhur (8) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015 does not count
A Sloid lager for a decent price. It reminds me of a chez beer with a slighlt buttery taste to it. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (358) - - MAY 31, 2015
Light clear golden colour - settles to little head after medium carbonation . Decent aroma and taste - slight ting on tongue and in mouth, but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2015
This one has been widely available for so long, I’m surprised that I’ve never rated it. 12 oz bottle pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a big frothy white head that subsides and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is inoffensive, with bready malts, cardboard, and a bit of pine resin. Taste is slightly sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is light to medium with slight carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. One of the better mass-produced American lagers. Still, when I go to a restaurant and this is the best beer offered, I’ll drink coffee or fruit juice instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beergaard (302) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Quite crisp and refreshing pilsner character. Other than that nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (532) - - AUG 27, 2015
12oz can on a crj900. Heavy grain with some malt aroma. Light body. Malt flavor with a grainy finish. Appearance is silver with some blue printing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
I hadn't rated this? Uh. Amber colored. Interesting creamy malty body. Easy drinking, decent choice readily available, you know the score.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (1048) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
12oz bottle. Light clear amber with medium white head. Light mslt and grain aroma. Medium body. Watered down malt flavor. Average.

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