RATINGS: 4434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 worlds oldest hops growing area. Among the worlds most expensive, they cost twenty times as much as other hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Rich yellow and a fruity aroma. Malty to taste with a finishing bitterness and some green apple cores. Quite highly carbonated but soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1787) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 7A Vienna Lager

AROMA: Fairly intense malt aroma; sweet caramel notes. Some floral/spicy hops. Clean lager character. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Deep amber/slightly reddish copper. Crystal clarity with CO2 always present. Fairly large, white, frothy persistent head. 3/3

FLAVOR: Soft malt presence, but quite flavorful. Caramel/toffee flavors without becoming cloying. Strong hop presence with floral and spicy notes. Bitter, but restrained. Perfectly balanced. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Body is fairly strong for 4.9% ABV. Medium sized, crisp; clean dry aftertaste. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: To-spec in pretty much every way. Not sure why BJCP doesnt have this listed as a commercial example of the style. 9/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (1001) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Ahhh, one of the old favorites that has been pushed to the back due to the craft beer revolution. From a can at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies. Poured into a plastic cup. Good strong white head that sticks around forever. Nice aroma of figs and some molasses. Mouthfeel was heavier that I remember, but real solid. Taste is kind of one dimensional. And I was really looking for something as hard as I could. Malt flavor but not much else. and it was slightly sharp and abrasive. Still a good, solid beer that Im happy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1879) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2016
F: not big, off-white, not long lasting. C: amber to light coppery, clear. A: malt, light citrus, caramel, bread, pine. T: malty, caramel, citrus, light bready, earthy long lasting bitterness, clear and well balanced beer, worth to try, 0,33l bottle from De Keyzer Drinks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dirk_T (70) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
Thee has an orange red color seemed to be hazy. Foam is okayThe aroma reminds me toast or bread.Tast eis heavy with a light bitter note at the end. The texture is kind of slick.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
X31N (4) - - JUN 2, 2016 does not count
Americana lager de baja fermentacin. Fcil de beber. Buen sabor aunque de aroma flojo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UFleku (55) - SOUTH KOREA - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Aroma : so so Appearance : light amber Taste : pretty european hop Palate : Medium bodied Nice hop Manly

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bnokk (526) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2016
APPEARANCE- beautiful carmely medium amber color. The special Sam mug shows off a lot of effervescent energy and feeds the light head which gives way to great lacing on the glass. NOSE- slight bite of bitterness, but not much in the way of hop. FLAVOR- smooth. Not overly hoppy (though once when I returned from Hungary and Austria I had a Sam and it tasted like a pale ale. Surprising how subject ones taste buds are to what youve been drinking recently.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerowl80 (372) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours light amber. Not a great deal of aroma, some grassiness and a touch of cifrus. Good malty flavour with minimal bitter and sweet. Its not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (795) - PORTUGAL - MAY 18, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 7A, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant malty toasty aroma with some biscuit and toffee. very faint floral hop aroma. clean lager profile. APPEARANCE: dark gold color and cristal clear. moderate off-white head with average retention. TASTE: toasty malt flavor predominant with slight toffee notes. medium bitterness with a dry and bitter finish. clean lager profile. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. slight creaminess. OVERALL: a very good amber lager that resembles a vienna lager.

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