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RATINGS: 4402   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 not my favorite sam adams beer, drinkable and good but i prefer the ale to the lager. Pours amber with a nice size off-white head. Aroma of floral hops and sweet caramel malts. The flavor is hoppy, and slightly sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2005
12oz bottle, bb June 05. Served way too cold at 37 in a Duvel tulip. Color is reddish bronze with a white head. The aroma is sweet, honeyish malt with a hint of hops. Nice aroma. Tha taste is honeyish, toffee sweet malt with some citrus midtaste and a slight hops finish. Finishes clean. Nice mouthfeel. This is quite a bit better than what I expected, I was a huge Sam Adams fan when it was really the only alternative to BMC available, but I figured that it would be subpar compared to all the other beers I have tasted in the last year, but this holds it own against much more expensive american micros and german beers.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2005
This is a beer that I can drink and not notice it much--not notice that its bad, but not notice that its good, either. Deep gold, fluffy head, light distant aroma of fruit and malt, smooth nonoffensive taste.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2005
Fluffy white head with excellint lacing, deep amber in colour. Aroma was slightly stale and the mouthfull is a little bit thin, but has some interesting floral tones and was quite refreshing and clean. Overall, its not a very offensive beer. Could be consumed in large doses if it were cheaper in Aus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Smells creamy and toffee like. Small white head and amber body. Nice bitter and floral taste. Medium mouthfeel. Would take this over Bud anyday. Not bad but not great.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2005
I have had this over and over and over again, and if Im stuck somewhere and had no other choice for beer I would drink it. But I wouldnt enjoy it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2005
This has to be one of the best, more widely available beers out there. You can find this beer in just about any decent restaurant. Nice all around good to drink anytime beer. I find that this beer is best on tap. It has a distinctive different taste on tap. I would recommed to anyone looking for a good beer. Cant go wrong. Not too hoppy, not too malty, not too anything. Just right for just about anyone. Ive had better beers, but this is a more universal beer. Not everyone likes hoppy beers, or sweet beers, or strong beers. This is what america should have been accustomed to instead of Anheuser Bush.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Clear amber/orange with a fast and fizzy white head that started small. A crisp, fresh, piney-hop nose with a grassy background. A mild bitterness at the start and end with a citrus middle. Refreshing, and it was a good complement to a heavy meal.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harperwood9 (16) - milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
Quality brew with some after-taste...and bitterness. Not bad in its amber color!!!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a light clear amber with a creamy ivory head. Very lacy all the way through the beer. Smells of hay, light apple, pale malt and hops. Tastes of mown grass. Fresh tasting is the only way I can describe it. Sweet apple flavors and lightly spicy. Mouthfeel is creamy and fizzy. Light-bodied. An understated hoppy aftertaste that slowly builds and rises on the palette. Very smooth, very drinkable. Still love this beer. It was my "gateway" beer to micros over 10 years ago. Probably still my favorite lager.


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