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RATINGS: 4386   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
PatMac (17) - Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2004
This is a great lager. If someone doesnt like it, they probably wanted a stout. This beer is also not an IPA with suttle aromas. This is a solid lager with a good head and somewhat creamy texture. There is a hop after taste, but it is not bitter. If it comes out of the tap flat , send it back.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
This is an *excellent* lager! Dont let the beer snobs who only drink certain beers try to tell you otherwise. Is it perfect? No, of course not, but it is still quite excellent and Im very, very impressed by this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jefcon (1673) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Not as bad as I thought this macro would be. On tap, it has a fair head and a caramel, orange color in the glass. Aromas are potpurri and caramel. Still, the brew is thin and sours a bit at the end.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
O.K. if theres nothing else available. Thin, tasteless, boring. Hardly any hops at all, thin head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2365) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 11, 2004
A gold amber body with a bone white head. Aroma has a sweet nectar smell. Has a honey and nectar flavor with a decent maltiness supporting it. I buy a 12 pack occasionally cuz its only $9 and is a quality beer to toss back on the palate while doing the trick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15328) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle. Amber colour, nice white head. Very nice, malty aroma. Very malty for a lager, mild bitterness. Not overly carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2004
I like this beer. Aroma isnt intense but it does its job. Head lasts near forever in the glass. Just a real good beer that beats the hell out of sucking down a macro at the local watering hole.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
12oz brown bottle. Poured copper coloured. Decent white head, lasted well. Flowery hops aroma. Good malt, slight touch of caramel. Nice hop malt balance as the bitterenss kicks in near the finish, leaving a little dryness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (11390) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
Not too sweet or watery, nice for a lager. Bit sweet, and not up to ana verage craft beer. Some creamy mouthfeel and balance, crisp and dry aftertaste. Hint of floral aroma.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Celt44 (4) - Endicott, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
Hands down my favorite beer to drink on a regular basis. I just can seem to get past it when Im pushing my cart through the walk-in cooler at the grocery store. I always drink this one from a pint glass to savor the aroma.


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