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RATINGS: 4362   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.


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2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
I usually scoff at this company because there "pseudo craft" stylings can’t compare to other mainstream craft breweries like Sierra Nevada or Rogue etc...To be honest, I think most of Sam Adams repertoire is slightly worse than average with a couple of exceptions, notably the new Imperial Pilsner, which I consider to be a freak anamoly from this company...In fact, I am quite certain that Sam Adams’ executives will decide that the Imperial Pilsner offering (while, in this progressive beer drinking society, makes some sense on paper, and is exceptionally satifying on the palate by any standard measure of beer drinking) is too good for their "teetering around mediocrity beer that’s guzzled by people who think that they are drinking something sophisticated" type image... and furthermore, that if the "average" Samuel buyer wants beer this good they should seek accomodations elsewhere. Also, I am investigating the possibility that some other, better company with a higher standard of what constitutes great taste and outstanding craft has brewed the Imperial Pilsner FOR Samuel and Sam has just stuck their "I have just stepped off the fucking Mayflower" logo on it...Fucking-A...Proxy brewing motherfuckers...he should just drown himself in that vat of stale swill that he sits in on the television commercials...maybe then when he ascends to heaven he will be able to see what a real beer is supposed to taste like...cause in heaven the lands are filled with premium IPA’s from brewers like Stone, Ale Smith, and Smuttynose...the river’s flow with belgian ales...and in the darkness of night THE STOUTS OF UNDERWORLD RISE...people piss Boston Lager and watch it stagnate into Cherry Wheat...Now with that said...I will drink this beer if the only other options are Bud and Coors...


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FinnIckler (22) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle from bierlinie in Berlin. Pours golden yellow. Smells of hops, apricot and peaches. Taste is fruity and hops, a bit stingy bitter aftertaste. All right.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jampura (80) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Onpa maukas ja jopa hedelmäinen lager. Tuoppi ja olut näyttää hyvältä. Hauska ja viihdyttävä perusolut.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlutonowyMan (447) - POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowny. Piana bia?a, wysoka jednak niezbyt ?adna, zbudowana ze ?rednich i du?ych p?cherzy przynosi skojarzenia z myd?em, pozostawia niewielkie ?lady. Aromat owocowy mieszaj?cy si? z karmelem i ?ywic?. Po pewnym czasie ca?y aromat owocowy ucieka i pozostaje jedynie karmel. Smak: no có?, w?a?ciwie jest tylko karmel, w tle bardzo delikatne nuty owocowe i ?ywiczne, jest raczej ?rednio. Wysycenie wysokie, troch? m?czy. Uwagi: bez sza?u.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Kirkas kuparinvärinen olut paksulla valkoisella, runsaasti pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu voittaa bulkkilagerit ollen maltaisen karamellinen. Maku myös maltaisen karamellisen makea, mutta loppumaussa yllättää lievä mausteinen ja arominen katkero. Keskitäyteläinen, sopivan hiilihappoinen ja helppoa juotavaa. Lagereissa parhaimmistoa, mutta ei kuitenkaan yllä lähellekään Brooklyn Lagerin loistokkuutta.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and bitter hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and bitter hops

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (548) - POLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Aromat to trochę karmelu, cytrusów i lekkie nuty leśne. W smaku podobnie, bardzo dobre i czasami jedyne sensowne w sklepie za granicą.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiposserios (5) - - JUL 25, 2016 does not count
Great lager! i really like this beer... Beautiful ambar color.. notes of citrus and caramel... really refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjomleif (97) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Solid drinkable lager, finishes just a little bitter and lingers on the palate. Smell is warm, yeasty, beery, comforting goodness. Good mouthfeel, crisp and clean.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2694) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Clear amber, small offwhite head. Grassy, malty aroma. Similar flavour plus caramely sweetness and ok balancing bitterness. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUL 21, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con algunos destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa ligeramente turba y mediana a alta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco de buena retención, de burbujas compactas. AROMA: dulzor de las maltas, notas a caramelo, ligeramente el lúpulo de carácter floral. SABOR: el paladar sigue al aroma; notas dulces, caramelo, cereales, el lúpulo de carácter floral presente pero discreto; en el retrogusto queda un amargor medio bajo el cual es seco y no astringente. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero con una ligera sensación oleosa, carbonatación media a alta. RESUMEN; agradable lager con un giro americano,


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