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RATINGS: 4224   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
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2005
It’s great that restaurants and bars that used to serve only mass-market beers now also offer this latest mass-market beer. It has aroma (hops, malt) and taste (hops) and a slight bitterness. Like Yogi, it’s better than your average beer.

3
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Clear and dark yellow with a frothy white head. Light and grainy, slightly fruity aroma with a hint of hops. Strange mix of toasted, bitter, fruity, slightly sour and hop flavors. At least it has some flavor for when you are at the airport or some national chain.

3.3
Rib Eye (148) - USA - JUL 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Nearly identical in its flavor profile to the Boston ale (see my review), but lighter in body. The unpleasant sour yeastiness that seems to have plagued Samuel Adams beers in recent years seems to have been corrected.

3.6
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Golden amberin color. Nice head. Good almost piney aroma. The beer has the same piney flavor and leaves a little to be desired in the palate.

2.8
Foxbush (2112) - 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
Nejhleader (1574) - 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
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
MoritzF (10095) - 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
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2005
I respect this beer for its significance to the American Micro-brew movement. It’s 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 that’s quite good for the style.

3
Magjayran (1379) - 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. It’s a decent beer.


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