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RATINGS: 4206   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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2.7
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 didn’t want to finish my pint, as Bells 2-Hearted was calling to me.

3.3
can8ianben (1577) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Possibly the best mass-produced american lager. Great flavour from the first sip to the last swallow. Its colour isn’t embarrasing, and it has a decent aroma. Best on tap.

3.3
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
good beer considering how massive their production and distribution. Nice amber, faintly hazy, relatively short-lived head.

1.7
DucklyIII (8) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2005 does not count
Hmmm...not Sam’s best brew, my wife likes it so I get it for her when there isn’t anything else around.

4
fsvensson (10) - Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2005
One of my absolute favorites to have with dinner. Fits any style of dinner. Very good allround beer.

4.1
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2005
excellent beer. probably the best american beer that is made. goes down very smooth with a lot of flavor. excellent lager and seasonal flavors

2.1
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Last resorto here. Been slacking on the reviews. I’ll blame it on this;). Golden, very small hint of hazy. Taste of stale bread and hops. boring

3.5
Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark golden, slightly hazy beer with a dense and stable head. Fullbodied and extremely aromatic from the hops without being excessively bitter. Nice fruityness. Mostly reminds me of an English Bitter - but this is well made lager.

3
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
For such a mass produced beer this is actually quite good. Not much to the aroma to it. It almost taste like your average watery lager but it actually has somewhat of a body and a nice finish. Theres enough hopps to satisify me. Also has a mild sweetness which is nice. As long as a bar has atleast this beer then ill be happy. Nothing at all great though.

3.6
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Probably the best beer widely available in gas stations and airport bars across America. Really very excellent considering its huge production. Much more like an ale than a lager, it has great aromatics with a nice hops backbone. Well-balanced beer that is consistently available.


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