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RATINGS: 4400   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Draft. Golden color with a decent head. Hoppy and bitter. Finally a beer that is widely availiable that isnt half bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
my dads favorit beer... i found it to be very hoppy and somewhat bitter but has a nice taste... little bit sweet but overall a average beer for its price and class

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Bottle. You know, back when I was in college, and this stuff was just hitting the market, I hated it. I mean hated it. Pours clear, copper with not much of a head. Aroma of slight piney and floral hops, caramel and sweet malts. Light mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, but not overpoweringly so. Theres a little hop bitterness, but again, not too much. Its drinkable, but simple. Its not as bad as my college days would suggest, and I wouldnt say it numbs my tastebuds anymore.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Golden color with a large white head, which is well retained. Flowery aroma with some hops detectable. Flavor is a bit malty, with some hops, but it doesnt get more complex than that. On the upside, it is more flavorful than other mass produced beers. Try drinking a Bud (or Millers, or Coors, or Labatts, etc.) followed by a Sammy, and you may find yourself thanking the Beer Gods for Samuel Adams.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
This honey golden lager has a rich taste which was one of the leaders of the East Coast beer movements. This is a very drinkable beer that offers a lot to someone just trying craft brews for the first time.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Had it at from a bottle at Longhorn Steakhouse with a Filet. I know now what people mean when they say that a Sam is welcome sight in some venues. Perty good for a lager. Average pour with almost no head. Nice brassy color. Fruity aroma, whiff of something that brought to mind an air freshener (not unpleasant at all). Crisp pear taste. Not much bitter. Not much palate. Not much finish, but hey, it wasnt a Bud Light!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2005
Decent flavoursome lager, about the only quality US brew that is widely available in Australia, sadly. (Come on importers... were waiting.) Bronze colour, moderate head with some length. Malty aroma, with fruity notes. Sweetish malts on the tongue, restrained bitterness. Very clean. Good session lager. (Bottle)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deafnessashout (4) - USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
One of the best common beers on the market. For a good choice, make it a Samuel Adams.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Bottle. Slight hoppy aroma. Golden amber color. Average head. Slight bitter malty flavor. Good beer, if not overrated. Easy to drink, yet not anywhere close to "the best beer in America."

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Tap. Minimal aroma, slight caramel influence in the malts (a bit of roasted, but not enough to pin down). Crisp mouthfeel could have been more substantial in my opinion. Some very slight esters, but this may have been influenced by the food I was eating. Inoffensive, but I still didnt want to finish my pint, as Bells 2-Hearted was calling to me.


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