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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...


1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Daanminator (235) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Als eerste complimenten voor het etiket op het flesje. Ziet er uitnodigend uit. Bier zelf is donkergoud met kleine schuimkraag. Bier zelf is wat droog kwa smaak. Verder is het bier niet echt mijn ding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (35) - - APR 30, 2015
Dark gold. Clear. Medium fluffy head. Soapy aroma. Medium/heavy bitterness. Good structure with homogeneous carbonation. Soapy finish. Very good for a lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (392) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad med mogen maltig smak med touch av honung. Smak av sirapslimpa, örter och blött hö.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (486) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2015
It really is a pretty beer, burnt orange golden with a lovely firm head. It does lean heavily towards the malt and there is a hint of hops, just a hint. Seems so much more fuller in body than taste than it really is, the almost overpowering malt caramel dominate. It’s better than I thought it would be.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (129) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Sainsburys (Bristol). Mild carbonation with slight bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulioRangel (19) - - APR 25, 2015
Cerveja bem equilibrada. Embora nao seja meu estilo preferido, apresenta carbonatação adequada e flavour complexo. Apresenta caracteristicas de uma porter, com lupulagem destacada.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
luisfelizola (109) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 21, 2015
Dourado escuro com boa formação de espuma branca. Aroma doce, maltado, brioche, pão doce. Ataque doce com boa carbonatação, novamente fermento, brioche. Amargor discreto bem equilibrada.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Subliminal64 (15) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
First of all I would not classify this as a traditional lager. But maybe thats just me. Mild taste of hops, but not offensive. Good amount of carbonation. Easy to enjoy. Glad it is finally available by the can (tall boy). MB

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (113) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a nice Amber colour. Aroma. what i can best describe as a light caramel aroma. Taste. caramel, citrusy bitterness and raisins is what i can best describe it as. Overall. Quite a good solid beer, the marketing description i feel has described the beer better then i’ve been able to.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
X (71) - California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Decent beer. One of my standards for use in cooking chili. I always like to keep a sixer in fridge at all times.


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