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RATINGS: 4438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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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3.3
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.

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haukur (1946) - 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, I´m off to buy cases of this whenever I get paid .. wow!

3.5
demitriustown (1191) - 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
harrisoni (18436) - 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
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 aren’t around.

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raedich (6) - USA - MAY 25, 2005 does not count
One of the better widely available lagers. Has respectable color and slight bitterness. Accetable both in bottle and on tap. My usual choice if less commercial options are not available.

3.2
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 Bottle. Gold colored with a fizzy head. Taste has a touch of chocolate? Fairly malty, I detect some faint fruitiness that is washed away by the breadier malts. Finish is quite dry and hoppy, actually. The hops caught me a bit offguard. One of the better major lagers.

3.1
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
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
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 it’s bad, but not notice that it’s good, either. Deep gold, fluffy head, light distant aroma of fruit and malt, smooth nonoffensive taste.


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