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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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Augdraught1981 (115) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Needed to re rate after not trying this in a while. Beautiful pour with a white fluffy head that stays around until the end and a near perfect balance of malts & hops, though I wish it was ever so slightly more hoppy. With that said, this is an extraordinarily good lager and this will be my new go to. Super smooth body with an ale like caramel & hop character that’s so easy & satisfying to drink, A+.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerkenstock (4) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
drink cold/cool. citrusy, tastes of honey, dry hops and grasses. nice light amber colour. very good herbal Lager

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTornado (19) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a sensory glass. Pours a medium copper color with a tall off-white head. The head has excellent retention with good lacing. Smell is of bread dough, sweet, toasted caramel malt, and floral hops. Taste is sweet malt and spicy hops up front, very well balanced. Some lingering bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and tangy. Overall, a classic American lager that was at the forefront for the past 30 years in helping the craft beer movement. It’s well balanced and enjoyable to drink. A good beer to keep on hand year-round.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czlowiekwiadro (196) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2014
słodowy, karmelowy zapach, przyjemny, lekko kwaśny. bursztynowy, przejrzysty kolor, z przyzwoitą, lekko beżową, dość trwałą pianą. półpełne, karmelowe, lekko palone. goryczka średnia, karmelowa i ziołowa. lekko kwaskowate. dość nisko nasycone.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rahnarsson (1) - - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Quite tasty for a lager reminds more IPA than a lager. But after taste is quite dark ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (28) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 One of the best American mass-market lagers. Pleasantly hoppy with a smooth bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
911lin (20) - - JUL 16, 2014
It smells very good after I pour it in to a pint glass. Sweetness with some caramel. Very fresh while drinking, but not very good at after taste, nothing to remember.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
AAEA (98) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 FL OZ ($9.99) six pack. its okay. nothing too amazing but better than the other beers they are putting out.

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mavis0815 (15) - - JUL 12, 2014
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (615) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Brödig doft. Bra balans i beskan. Kanske lite tunn.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tornes (11) - - JUL 11, 2014
Cool bottle, beautiful coloured beer. A good lager but yet again not good enough.


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