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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 Great lager. Strong, bold, bitter brew. Very distinctive and flavorful. Beautiful amber color with nice frothy head.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
scotty (1167) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2005
Bottled. Burnt gold in colour with a finger deep head that lasts. Not a lot on the nose, stuggling to find anything! There is a harsh chemical taint on the palate,with some malt coming up on the inside, but this is very disappointing, perhaps I should try this again before reveiwing it, but surely thats not the way to do it, I should tell it as I see it!! Bought from local Safeway/Morrison... but I wouldnt bother if I were you...might just be me of course!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Always a good choice. Just like the commercial says. Its availability means that you can get a decent beer just about anywhere.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 A very good American lager. Tried this a long time ago and still enjoyable today. Very reliable, available, and doesnt disappiont. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2005
Bottled. Pale brown/copper colour. Medium head. Honeyish, flowery hop aroma. Malty, sweet, flowery with notes of honey, ending in a hoppy finish. Body is a bit thin, though. Still, an excellent lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Dear Sam Adams, You claim to be Americas World Class beer. I have to disagree. Sam Adams, you are a very good beer. Dont get me wrong. Your color is a nice medium brown, your maltiness sufficient, and your hops copious and pleasant. But you are not Americas World Class beer. With the resurgence of Craft Brewing and the concurrent recurrence of Americans with some kind of taste in beer, you have been dropped down a peg and should proudly proclaim yourself: One of Americas better beers. Sincerely,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (3064) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2005
One of my original favorite American beers. Just because it sells a bit wider now doesnt mean it still isnt good stuff. Nice hoppy beer with a dry finish. Never disappoints.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Bottled and On tap. This a classic American Lager. Many run of the mill beer drinkers view this beer as a delicasy, while Ive never see its appeal. Pours pale brown with a watery presence. The aroma and flavor are above average. Despite the mass producing the hoppy bitterness lingers well on the palate while subtle flavors of rice, wheat, and tea leaf are present. Much better on tap but still not something I order regularly despite its crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13906) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2005
TAP. DARK AMBER COLOR WITH MEDIUM TAN HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH MALT AND HOPS. FLAVOR WAS SOLID WITH SWEET MALTY AND DRY HOP FINISH. READLY AVAILABLE DRINKABLE BREW.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
So very middlin...I enjoy these only if the other selections are somewhat sparse. Not a bad beer...I still enjoy them...but there are so many other ways to go.


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