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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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Pale yellow, amber body with a thin white head. Light floral hops in the flavor with a smooth, slightly creamy palate. Not a bad beer, especially with good food.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
telepork (84) - USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 More malty than I expected to it to be, but not intense like an Oc-fest lager. Slight creamy, walnut flavor that kind of fights the hoppy nature of lager. The taste isnt that out there at all, just different from any american brew you find on tap or at a convenience store. It is just flat tasty in a comforting, slightly refreshing way. Good for having three or one or two with a steak, chop or hamburger. mmmmmmm! Not to mention that it IS the best American macro lager, period.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noattention (20) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Listen, if you have to pick among "boring" beers, this is the one to go with. Even bad bars have it. It makes them a little less bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 Pours amber with a fast head. Aroma is very shallow but sweet. Flavor is a bit sweet with a slight hopped finish.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 12, 2005
(12 oz. bottle) Pours a golden amber with a foamy white head. Aroma appealing. Good flavor, hint of smokiness at end. Refreshing, clean mouthfeel. Old dependable, this is what I order or buy if nothing more exotic avaialble.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
by far the best lager that i have had. pours a dark, coppery, brown color with off white head. nice hop character with nice balance of tasty malts. a refreshing beer. excellent mass produced beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1925) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2005 lager isnt suppose to taste this good, I was not expecting much, such great aroma, herbal and hoppy. Taste is oh so good, those american hops and malt mixture, very hoppy, unbeleivable considering the style, Im off to buy cases of this whenever I get paid .. wow!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Much better, the malty goodness of a Boston lager. I like this better than their Boston Ale. Recently, I heard on a radio talkshow that people who order this beer at the bar are posers for some reason. One ,the person who said this is a moron. Two, Has he thought that people actually want to taste their beer rather than having alcoholic water like Carona, Budwieser, and Miller. Great Commercial Beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18219) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Bottle from Sainsbury, Ashford Golden brown colour, pours with a good off white head. Acidic malt nose, some flowery hop. Slightly creamy in mouth. Surprising for an american lager with a good mix of caramel malt and hops. Good balance and dry tangy finish 3.1/5. Rerate August 2012. had al ot of this from France. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pretty yummy. Nice and malty with a good finish. Not my favorite, but a good beer for when better ones arent around.


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