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RATINGS: 4299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite beer. This is the lager all lagers should strive to be.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Obfuscate (387) - Minneapolis, - NOV 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 No matter how many years later and all the new craft beers Sam Adams Boston lager always tastes good. Excellent balance, session able, great alone or with food. Always good on tap a widely available go to beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (396) - - FEB 27, 2015
An amber unfiltered lager with high white head. Aroma is bisquit, malty, yeasty. Taste is bitter and light sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
One of the most underappreciated beers out there. This bottled version pours an autumn gold color, very deep gold. Impressive white head that retains well. Aroma is on the floral hoppy side, but it doesn’t suggest that the beer is for hopheads, nor does it scare away the hop-newbies. This beer is about balance, and the aroma achieves this admirably. The hoppiness has a pleasant steel-y metallic aroma, along with fresh bread notes in the mix, maybe even biscuits. On a hot day this is one of the most appetizing beers I reach for. On the palate this beer welcomes you warmly with that vienna style maltiness, light caramel, but wait, the hops assert themselves to compliment the malty character... leaving you to focus on the oily hops, but then there’s the malt again... and so on. I detect a citrusy character as well, but more floral and pleasant metallic flavors. Medium to full bodied Vienna style lager. Good body, but still refreshing and drinkable. The best of both worlds. This is a beer you can savor and contemplate, but also enjoy regularly with good availability. This is probably the best domestic craft beer in the vienna lager category, hands down. Beer Snobs, please set aside your elitism and look at this beer for what it is, despite its near "macro" status today.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dude8652 (1) - USA - DEC 21, 2010 does not count
outstanding beer im glad to have this beer in america. great product. great flavor with a mild palate with a respectible aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
STRYKER662 (6) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
Samuel Adams is my favorite everyday drinking beer. It is very smooth, tasty, light and perfect balance of beer and beverage. Be careful of some bottles that have that mercury taste on them as I have had a few batches of bad stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UWDawgs (9) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
If they serve it on tap I will probably buy one. For sure my go to beer if I want something I can easily enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dtalou27 (13) - Freeburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Amazing example of a true American Beer. This is an excellent beer, which thank the lord, because it's a go to beer when the only other beers carried at bars/restaurants are bud and bid light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Valfar (78) - San Miguel, EL SALVADOR - OCT 24, 2013
I think this is my favourite USA beer. Sadly, this is the only type I’ve tasted from the Samuel Adams family. It has an intense smell, like wood, coffee and citrus. It has a full body, very complex with a great taste (like orange peel). I like its deep brown color, very foamy. I just hope to taste more beers from the S.A. familiy to make comparisons.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tomg (5) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
I’ve had fun trying hundreds of beers and ales but when i want a nice refreshing lager, i keep coming back to this one. Could be the Swiss Army Knife of malted beverages. A nice ’safe’ choice for parties where not everyone might share your interest in the extreme and envelope pushing projects.


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