RATINGS: 4386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
O.K. if there’s nothing else available. Thin, tasteless, boring. Hardly any hops at all, thin head.

SDalkoholic (2393) - 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.

MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle. Amber colour, nice white head. Very nice, malty aroma. Very malty for a lager, mild bitterness. Not overly carbonated.

PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2004
I like this beer. Aroma isn’t intense but it does it’s 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.

pintbypint (3641) - 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.

Sammy (12210) - 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.

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 I’m 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.

Dimitri99 (63) - USA - OCT 2, 2004
I like Sam Addams. It’s one of the better beers widely drank up here in Massachusetts.

Odeed (1803) - 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.

NaturalIce (149) - 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 lager’s around!

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