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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (347) - Skagafjordur, - MAY 13, 2012
Goælden, small lighwhite foam. Mild malt and caramel aroma. Malt, caramel and light bitterness in the end of the taste. Body light and high in carbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnth (19) - - OCT 1, 2014
Malt forward lager, clear and amber in colour. Slight finishing hop notes. Far better than other U.S. lagers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
makenzi (32) - SLOVENIA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle 330 ml @ home. Pours very clear, light amber, with fair lacing and mostly diminishing white head. Aroma is light, moderatly sweet, and malty. Some floral notes and diacetyl are present . Taste is more prominent, grainy-caramel flavour, a bit spicy and lighta bitter at the and. Body is medium as well as carbonation. Preatty frash (maybe a bit to sweet) and drinkable, but it’s just another one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (69) - ponferrada, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
Cerveza de color Ambar dorado, espuma blanca crenosa y compacta. Aroma a malta tostada, notas de caramelos y miel, junto al frescor herbal de los lúpulos Hallertau y tettnang. Sobresalen las notas tostadas y de caramelos de la malta de cebada utilizada. Sabor intenso, buen equilibro dulce-amargo. Es una cerveza con cuerpo, maltosa y bien equilibrada.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Meh, really clear, nice head but rest is average, malt, too sweet and grainy.OK in a pinch, better than other big brew co.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (2847) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Almost clear amber/golden with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, floral notes and light pepperiness. Taste is also of caramel, malt, floral presence and light spiciness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Light spicy finish. Good drinkability, but not much else to see here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (68) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Belle ambrée, mousse blanc-cassé relativement persistante. Arôme houblonné citrus, puis caramel. En bouche douce en caramel avant de s’affirmer en houblon avec une bonne amertume assez durable. Carbonation moyenne. Très bonne Lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ckemps35 (15) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
I’m not going to say this is a bad beer. But it is HIGHLY overrated. To say it is a craft beer is kind of a joke. While it is good, and better than the standard domestic beers in the US, it is by no means comparable to any microbrew beer I have had. It has some hoppiness and some flavor/complexity to it, but, again, doesn’t compare to any true microbrew lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (122) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 One of the better lagers. but still just a lager lager lager lager lager lager Lagarto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
panzerwolf (42) - - SEP 9, 2014
Pours bronze with a white head. An earthen taste of malts, with a tinge of bitterness. A very pleasant beer to drink, would try this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yodapl (60) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Pół-przejrzysty, ciemno zloty kolor. Biala piana na jeden palec, tworzy lagerowa obraczkę. Jęczmienno- trawiasty aromat, plata sie karmelowa slodycz. W smaku slod jeczmienny i leciutka, ale przyjemna goryczka. Cytrusowy finisz, za mocno nasycony. Dobry lager.

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