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RATINGS: 4328   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...


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (947) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2016
Aroma is corn, sweet malt, metallic, simply put, it smells like a lager. Appearance is amber, light light beige head, clear. Taste is corn, metallic, sweet, lots of flavor but still a lager. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp light carbonation, metallic corn aftertaste. Overall, this is about what I expected from it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thellgren (672) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
0.33 l bottle from K-Citymarket Lohja. Clear amber colour. Aroma is sweetish like caramel. Taste is at first also caramel then bitter hops. Later on caramels turn into malts. Quite OK, it’s just not my favourite beer style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CzechTex (84) - - APR 17, 2016
can on airplane I hadn´t drunk this in a long time, so I decided to try again to put it here on Ratebeer. Better than I expected from an American lager, but well behind world class quality. Nice darker color than I remembered, heavy initial foaming (from a can is not the best measure, I´m sure). Inoffensive without being inspiring. Better than most American mass market brews.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (134) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours light amber with thin white head. Aroma biscuity with treacle and pear. Fairly bland and without any strength in the hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (50) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
330ml bottle from Asda. Pours a sparkling amber with minimal head. Aroma of barley, sweet malt. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter finish. Citrus notes come through quite well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerdedDave (1159) - - APR 14, 2016
clear amber color; aroma is light floral hops and bready malt with hints of caramel and citrus; medium bodied bready malt with light caramel notes and grassy hop notes; fairly well balanced; overall a decent lager; one of the better beers available at bars that don’t have good beers

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerama (49) - SLOVENIA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a honey-orange body with a short head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, malts and a bit of bread. Taste of caramel, malts with notes of bread and grapefruit. Bitterness is mild, but noticable and aftertaste of pine. Medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattxwilson (2) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Just another one of Sam Adams good beers :) I'll take this any night...............................the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jptarasido (13) - - APR 9, 2016
La toma en Miami en un Bar de Brickel Av. con Z y Felix en el cochecito, adi y todo no me gustó...... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (197) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 8, 2016
Közepes, viszonylag gyorsan eltűnő hab, de egy vékony fátyol sokáig megmarad. Rézvörös szín. Illata intenzíven komlós, virágos, zöldfűszeres, némi földességgel. Íze erősen szénsavas, amber ales, de persze ez egy összetéveszthetetlen láger, a hozzá tartozó kissé kénes mellékízzel. A szokásos kommersz lágerekhez képest sokkal intenzívebb ízvilágú, virágos, zöldfűszeres kissé földes aromákkal. Utóíze kissé savanykásba vált, de a komlók ízei megmaradnak. Testes, de nem nehéz sör.


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