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RATINGS: 4398   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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (11487) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - OCT 2, 2004
I like Sam Addams. Its one of the better beers widely drank up here in Massachusetts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1802) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
ya know this isnt really bad at all.id say its close to an ale if ya ask me.its easy to find and alot of times,the only decent beer you can find.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 You know this beer is good right when you pour it in the glass. Dark amber color with thick head. The aroma is exceptional, sort of sweet and hoppy. Definitely one of the best lagers around!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Appearance: Deep amber color, clear. Lots of nice carbonation. Head looks very creamy, lacing looks great on the glass. Aroma: Sweet caramel malts, floral hops, hint of citrus. Taste & Mouthfeel: Caramel malts up front, along with floral hop. Theres some little orange citrus in the middle with dash of spiciness. Light-medium bodied. Carbontion is about medium. Finish & Aftertaste: Crisp hoppy finish with semi-sweet floral aftertaste. Overall Impressions: Very good! A true American craft beer!

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1957) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 26, 2004
Light brown - caramel in colour; shows good depth. Surprisingly no nose to speak of. Excellent mouthfeel and flavour; strong malty notes, good length and strong flavour tones. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barleyman (6) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2004 does not count
This beer has a great toasty and malty flavor in a medium body with good lingering hops flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 oh snap, I forgot all about Sam Adams Boston Lager until now. Many times this past summer I was glad to see a few Sam Adams hiding around at parties/peoples houses to save me from B, M, and C.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
When there is nothing else available there is always Sam Adams. A hearty lager witha nice golden brown color and a hoppy aroma. I nice lager after a long day. Not all that refreshing and not a summer time beer.


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