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RATINGS: 4424   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2004 Bottle. Medium light, slightly creamy body. Initially impressed me as malty (nicely), but flavors develop on the palate and hoppiness becomes more apparent by the time you finish. Tasty. Too bad that in their push to become a macro the brewer has sponsored advertising like the "sex for sam" in St. Patricks Cathedral bit on the Opie and Anthony shock-jock show. Tasteless. BUY AGAIN?: Yeah

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmycyo (13) - USA - OCT 23, 2004
very good and complex beer there are i feel like 5 or 6 different stages to each sip gets watery towards the bottom....an acquired taste i feel a beer lovers beer...lot of people who i know who have tried this said they werent impressed and prefered corona over it (yuck)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Pours clear orange-yellow with a small off-white head that laces well. Nice floral hops nose. Flavor is hoppy and bubblegum, with a mildly bitter aftertaste. I dont think much of premium lagers but if I have to drink one this is the one Ill drink

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (4259) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Bottle Pours a very clear medium dark amber with a white frothy head "so thick you could float a bottlecap on it". Aroma is a good balance of hops and sweet dark malt. Flavor is mostly maly, with a quite dark woody flavor, but on subsequent sips the hops starts to dominate more. Feel is not particularly thick, and the finish is a bit chalky withthe same flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ss315 (14) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2004
This is a drinkable brew. Probably my least favorite from SA. However, it is always comforting to see the Sam Adams tap in a restaurant dominated by crappy macros.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 16, 2004
Yeah, it always is a good decision. I can agree with that annoying bastard whos in the commercials. Who is that scumbag? Anyhoo, its a nice full bodied lager with a up tempo flavor and solid finish. For a readily available commercialized beer, its definitely a better choice than 9 out of 10 other options at your average restaurant.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Amber body with a white head. Mild aroma, with a taste that starts off malty but seems to have a somewhat bitter finish. Drinkable but lacking in complexity. One of the main beers some people drink to prove themselves better than the pale lager drinkers, but still this is nowhere near world-class. "You can travel around the world, but you still wont find a better beer than Sam Adams." Well, yeah, you will. In fact, youll find lots of them. But for an American macrobrew, this isnt half bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2004
This is my fall back beer when more interesting brews arent available. It has a good sized head, and good lacing. The aroma is a bit sweet, but not too interesting. The taste is good, though Im not so sure I like the hop aftertaste. I dont usually like lagers, but this Ill drink.

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.


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