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RATINGS: 4384   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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3.6
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
If I were old enough to go to bars, I would say this would be a great bar-beer (heh heh heh...). It’s an easy drink with a good amount of hops. Malt also gives a strong sweet flavor to it as an aftertaste. I like it.

2.9
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
Aroma:malt,caramel.... Appearance:clear amber good withe head... Flavor:malty and light bitterness..

3
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2005
On my last visit to the United States, in 1996, I was served a substance called Bud Ice in a plastic cup, which tasted of very cold water. Trying to broaden my beer horizons beyond the British Isles, I saw this in my local supermarket, expecting something equally pale, bland, and charmless. From my first sight of this delightful amber drop I knew I was entering an altogether different beer dimension. A great taste followed by a wonderfully satisfying dryness, intriguingly different from the bitterness in English and Scottish beers.

3
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2005
Tap. Nice head. Abundant lacing. Amber color. Sweet caramel malt flavor in the intial taste followed by a hop flavor.. Finishes a bit bitter and dry. Not bad.

3
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
amber color with a white head. flavor is simple and light, easy to drink. slightly hoppy and malty, finishes smooth, not a bad lager

2.9
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 17, 2005
Amber pour with decent head retention. Aromas of flowery hops and some oddball crystal malt thing. I admit, I really used to hate the way this stuff smelled! Fast forward a few years to present day, and I still can’t shake my dislike of the nose on this beer. I understand it better, but it still just rubs me the wrong way. Crystal malt flavors with a touch of earthy flavored maltiness. Moderately hopped for a lager.

3.2
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2005
A good overall beer. I’ll order this over any Miller, Budweiser, or similar. Hoppy, but not too hoppy, nice finish - a good overall beer.

3.1
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
This lager had a crisp hoppy aroma that was a great prelude to the rich flavor of hopps and malts that fill your mouth with the first sip. A somewhat cloudy appearance with thin head, this beer left an slightly dry finish...just enough to coax you into having that next sip a little sooner than you normally would...

3.6
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
Poured cloudy gold/amber in color. light sweet smell. Straight forward malty taste with a hoppy finish. Very smooth tasting.

2.9
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pours golden yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is of grassy hops. Very easy to drink lager. A beer that is consistent.


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