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RATINGS: 4205   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 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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2.9
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Draft and WAY too cold - some malt in the aroma, not much else. Same with the flavor. Unexciting to be sure. At least it’s better than BMC.

3
esmith747 (11) - Wylie, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Tastes like a lager (I know, shock right) Malty, blah blah blah....everyone has had one....blah blah blah

3.5
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle: Clear amber/dark gold with a creamy white head. Slightly toasty malt aroma followed by a nice hit of orange/floral hops and a slight toffee edge. Toasty, doughy malt flavours with an adequate amount of refreshing pine/orange/floral hops notes and some residual toffee sweetness. Nice creamy mouthfeel and very nicely balanced (if in need of a little more hop presence). Very nicely surprised by this.

3
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 29, 2005
A nice amber color with a white head. A nice balance beteen the hops and the malts.

3.2
lusitania (10) - Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Standard lager although stonger flavor than most. Noticable bitter aftertaste although tasty and somewhat sweet at the sip. Good choice for a lager, although a little pricey. Excellent color and head.

3.2
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle. Rich copper color with a white head. It has a level fruity, planty aroma. Robust, malty flavor. Also a rich mouthfeel, especially for a lager. I don’t usually drink lagers, but this is pretty good.

3.9
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 Outstanding session beer. Iv had alot of this recently and it is the one beer i seem to buy for just general drink than any other beer i can get localy. Nutty, chewy malts, with not overpowering, yet bold, citrus/grassy hops. Great.

3.4
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2005
I really like Sam Adams. the flavor is very malty, and a little sweet. But the after taste is quite bitter. It looks great. And has a very nice head. The body is thick, and spreads good on the palate.

4.4
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Oh I liked this one a lot. Herb-like, or even tea-like smell. Orangey colour, solid lasting head - looks and smells great. At first it is a bit fruity, herb-flavoured but ends very bitter with a long-lasting aftertaste. I’d say it’s great, pity it’s horribly expensive in Poland. If this is a mass beer in America then I’m moving to the USA. Awesome lager

3.2
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 A solid beer. Nothing to write home about, but certainly better than a Bud or the like.


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