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RATINGS: 4207   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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3.3
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2005
BOTTLE: Light brown color. A little bitter. Has a hint of a hoppy flaver. Not a bad american lager.

1.2
Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Bottle. Just another bitter lager for me. Had decent head that disappated and gave me somewhat of a bitter beer face to go with my burger.

2.8
mephisto (1294) - TAIWAN - MAR 4, 2005
a very nice american lager, very hoppy. malty flavor w/ satisfying aftertaste. it’s very good for a mass produced american beer.

4
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
A nice bronzed colour. A better lager, a bit lighter then most. As good as others, cheaper then some.

3.6
Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2005
This is the beer that started it all for me, and at the time was a premium brew. Now with the grand influx of over-the- top beers, this one has been relagated to the status of "ho, hum." This "light" lager is just behind the times, a beginner’s selection. If you find a very fresh one, has a wonderful flavor with a nice hop presence. Refreshing, but it is an old hat, a has been, but better than a never was.

3.6
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
pours a dark golden. one finger white head. there is alot of carbonation. this is actually the beer I buy when I am broke wich is always. excelent summer beer and pretty good considering the price.

3.1
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
shaker / soapy, very floral, and quite tasty if not a bit tingly. so, hops are noticeable at least, yes, but it needs more malt to back it all up. not that complex, not that bad, and not great.

2.5
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 22, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2005 Not one of my particular favorites but a good choice when you’re at a resturant with a poor selection of beer. Noticable hops, good color.

2.6
Cletus (6353) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 If I walk into a bar and they have a limited selection, I’ll usually check for my old standbys: Bass Ale and Sam Adams Lager. On draught. Pours a golden color with a decent head. Caramelly and grainy with a light hop note on the finish.

3.9
captpabst (8) - Corona, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005 does not count
Best American beer by far. Can’t go wrong with this beer. Very pricey but worth is. When i have the exxtra cash i’ll buy it and drink it slowly to enjoy the full flavor of this beer.


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