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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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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, - NOV 24, 2003
I drink this beer on tap only. The bottle doesn't do it justice. On tap, the foam is pure white and lingers in the glass until the last drop. Fresh Hops aroma comes out (just like a lager should). Easy to drink, the hops taste stays on the back palate and gives a nice after taste.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
curdy (7) - Lodge Park, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
Bottle at home. Hint of hops on the nose. Golden colour. Lager flavour with hop bitterness. Medium body. Nice lager....ten times better than the rubbish McLagers out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micahb (5) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
This is the standard by which I judge other beers. It has a great taste, it’s toasty and has a nice blend of hops.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
A solid beer that seems to be further from my palette’s liking every year I try it. Not sure if my tastes are changing or if this beer is getting thinner.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bennetporter (23) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Having grown up in Massachusetts, you’d think I was weaned off of this, but it’s not something I typically go for, and now I know why.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ochniczek (74) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
355ml bottle, vibrant orange colour, slightly hazy. rich whitehead and accompanying lacing aroma of malts and hoppy fruitniness - sweet citrus like orange or tangerine. light caramel in taste, slightly, behindhand bitterness. high carbonation. I like that one

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (963) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Keg at Orlando Airport, 13th November 14. Pours dark for a lager. The drink has a good flavour, malt come through and slight caramel, refreshing, not bad

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PawelD (230) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Piwo butelkowe. W aromacie kwieciście, ziołowo. Kolor złoty klarowny, wysycenie średnie, piana prawie znikoma. W smaku pełne o zdecydowanym słodowym profilu, kukurydziane w smaku, lekko żywiczne. Goryczka niska. Dobry lager, ale pompy nie wygina.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (425) - SPAIN - NOV 8, 2014
Deep golden c olour, with a rich creamy head that never seems to vanish, lots of lace. Smell is floral, hoppy, (not surewhich hop is used, but smells a bil like marijuana). OK, I’ve seen Noble Hops in another review. Caramel and grains. Silky creamy palate, good carbonation. Taste of caramels, malty, grains. Hoppy bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Appearance: it has a clear copper-amber color with medium head. Aroma: smells like caramel malts and some herbs. Tastes like toasted malts, caramel and some bread notes. Drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
High_in_NM (7) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
Another solid everyday choice from the top macro brewer out there. The Rodney Dangerfield of craft beers, this one gets no respect these days, but quietly kicks ass anyway. Caramel malts and silky smooth Noble Hops. Still by far the best macro introduction to craft brews out there.


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