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RATINGS: 3923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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...


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermes (1) - Blanes, SPAIN - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Cervesa de facil beure amb un aspecte visual clar retencio de espuma petsisten, aroma citric marcat pels llupols alemanys, en boca es presente amb un pas agradable de cos mig baix. En definitiva producte mes que aceptable per dies calurosos, molt refrescan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StanMemTn (50) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2014
Rich amber color with thin head. Modest hops presence on nose. Satisfactory mouthfeel with nice hops presence to balance the pleasing maltiness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (563) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Geproefd tijdens proefavond biergilde hoorn. Kopergouden kleur met minmaal crèmekleurig schuim. Geur is honingdrop, licht prikkelend op de achtergrond nootmuskaat. Smaak is citrus, laurier een klein bittertje, als paracetamol. Mondgevoel is dun en licht trekkend. Aardig maar niet meer dan dat

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brentv (235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
From bottle. For some reason, I have never rated this one. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, malty with few hops. Medium thin mouthfeel. Acceptable and easily drinkable, but not special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RhetoricalAns (113) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Light amber pour with a thin white head, decent retention. Nose is nice, grains, a little hoppy. Flavour is bit malty with some hops to balance. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Nice pale amber color. Strong persistent head. Nothing fancy about the flavor. Quintessential balanced lager, nice sweetness with a malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (143) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark golden.amber, clear, highly sparkling, average - frothy head, some lacing. Aroma: grain, hops, caramel. Taste: grain, caramel, hops, hint of citrus. Oily texture, lively carbonation. Very nice for a lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ST247 (174) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours clear pale amber with off-white foam. Aroma is light hoppy, little caramel, roasted. Taste bit hoppy, some citrus, some caramel, roasted. Good carbonation. Actually not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MRMedellin (170) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - APR 11, 2014
Red cloudy beer, small and persistent foam head. Strong roasted malt flavors, but with a perfect balance of strong hops flavors and a rich persistent flavor aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (141) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle (brewed by Shepherd Neame). Pours pale amber with a frothy, slightly off-white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of fruit, sweet malts and hints of hops. Taste of orange, spices and bitterness with a hint of roasted malt.


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