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RATINGS: 4434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1979) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
This was purchased when the store was sold out of Yuengling Lager. I was not impressed. There was something about the taste that was unpleasant. It is just not that appealing to me. It does have malt flavors and some hops that makes it a better choice than a Bud.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1542) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
pretty nice taste.good hops with a bit of spice. Nice aroma too a bit malty. very smooth balanced well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Pours a reddish golden color... with a sweet scent... and a caramel-malty flavor... initially the carbonation tickles your tongue then waters down over it... ending with a buttery hop aftertaste... Not bad but not a favorite by any means...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (9803) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2005
(bottle) Clear bronze colour with a firm slightly off-white froth. Aromatic nose of hops with a malty background. Flavour is dry and hoppy with a dry and bitter aftertaste including a good balance between hops and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2005
I respect this beer for its significance to the American Micro-brew movement. Its always a quality stand-by beer at the bars. Pours a deep golden color with a creamy, bubbly head. Smells sweet and creamy. Tastes strongly of roasted barley and caramel, with a dose of hoppy bitterness. A very solid beer thats quite good for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Clear amber color. Medium sized white head. Slightly floral aroma. Hops are present in the flavor and a tad bit of malty sweetness compliments this beer. Finish is a little watery. Its a decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Just as many others have said, this is the beer that first took me away from pale lagers. Now that I have tried different styles of beer, this one is still a beer that I could have with no regrets.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Reddish color with lasting head. Its a nice hoppy lager. This is the beer I would choose over Bud and Miller if there was nothing else at the bar I was at or if I am at a party and they have only those choices.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
mild grainy aroma. nice orangy-amber color with a nice white head. more bitter than you might expect, with a nice hoppy taste. a session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottled from sampler 12 pack. Pours a clear reddish amber. Little head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet and estery (not good sign in a lager) with some caramel and butterscotch. Flavor is of grainy malts and sweet caramel with some diacetyl in the finish. Hops are almost not present except in the ever so slightly bitter finish. Body is exceptionally full for a lager....the only good thing this beer has going for it. Yes Ill have a water Mrs. waitress if Boston Lager is the best beer you have on tap.


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