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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hattrick6899 (16) - USA - AUG 31, 2002
Yeah, this and Yuengling are pretty close to the best American beers. Think Sam has a slight edge though. Very good taste, I like this stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
The best lager that is readily available to the masses. Too good for BBQ's and parties, but I recommend keeping some around if you wanna impress your friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCid (5) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
If you should ever find yourself in Boston, go to the nearest bar and order a Sam Adams on tap. You might have had a bottle or two of Sam in your life, and thought it was about the same as a Yuengling, or one of a million other American Lagers. But have one on tap and fresh, and you know much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
I agree with KennyKonif...This beer is surprising. I’m leaving in Canada and the first time I went to the USA (In akswesesne mohawk casino), I decided to try a US beer...and Samuel Adams was the beer I tried...I’m not disapointed. This beer has a perfect flavor and a great palate. This beer has a sap flavor...thats bizarre since my friends doesn’t seem to agree on this one. On my next trip to USA I will try other product from this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SavMan (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Bottle. This is one of my favorite beers I've had so far. At first it seemed sour, but after my second bottle I developed a taste for the hoppy flavor. There is a subtle but engaging nuance of citrus in the lager that I love. If you are new to beer, this is a good stepping stone from the macros to smaller, craft brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cjwright79 (7) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2006 does not count
A fine, fine beer: lovely amber color. A medley of warm, earthy flavours: the alkalinity of dark-roasted coffee, sticky honey, and of course a lot of rich hoppiness. Good beer... but if it’s your first pint of Sam Adams, take it slow. Get a whiff, take a little sip, or you’ll shock a palate that’s used to regular light-golden lagers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maveric791199 (3) - inyourmouth, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2001 does not count
Great after taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nchomefinder (34) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2007
My favorite beer of choice, very easy to drink. can find it anywhere. great color, right amount of bitterness. a solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
This is my staple lager, when I can’t choose I pick up Sammy and enjoy each bottle. No surprises, classic lager palate great aroma and looks great in the pint glass

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - MAY 9, 2007
This is tthe best Pale Lager that i ever have,its colour and taste remarkable,pleasing aroma,this should be the standard for all biers

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