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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle & tap: The staple product of Boston Beer Co. A beer everyone in the states has probably seen or had at some point. Even with its wide distribution and macro-brewed status, this beer manages to taste better than average consistently. Dark amber/copper appearance in the glass with a frothy white head. Toasted malt, caramel and floral hops dominate the aroma, while the taste has sweet malt and bitter hops balance with a slight yeast flavor. Finishes crisp and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2004
Best American lager you can buy, bar none. Nice dark amber color, reminds you youre not drinking a normal north american lager. Hard NOT to like this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 25, 2004
Pours amber with a small head. Light hops, decent smoothness. Slight malty taste. Average stuff. Overrated if you ask me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Clear reddish copper color with little head (as served). Nice malty aroma, toasted and caramel, with a floral/earthy hop aroma. Nicely bitter flavor, with sweet malt balance, some hop flavor but not much and a touch of yeast. Good clean & dry finish. A good beer that that I can count on when Im in a craft beer oasis.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
This has a nice golden look with an ok white frothy head. Not much for aroma but it has something other than an alcohol smell (ie buds smell). It has a great freshing taste that I enjoy when I just feel like putting back some cold ones with BBQ. It is by far the best beer that is widely sold on tap.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Very good social beer. You have a Sam Adams in your hand and youre somebody. A little sweet. Has a dryness that leaves you thirsty for more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2005 Poured nice copper color with good head. Aroma is malt and hops with a smooth malty flavor and hops finish. Great starter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 Samuel Adams...always a good decision. I have had a lot of this beer, and it is great beer to get drunk on. Not too harsh, but has enough taste to keep your interest. Dry finish that leaves you wanting more. Goes well with a variety of foods. Probably the best beer that is available pretty much everywhere.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
If youre going the lager route, this isnt the worst out there...but I wouldnt drink it again....another low on flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 From tap in a pint. I didnt see it poured, but by the time it got to me, the small head was almost all diminished. Golden amber as advertised, I didnt get much of an aroma (a little bit of the floral others mentioned, but I might have imagined it). The taste, to me, was somwhat fruity, like green grapes or black cherry, with just enough acidity and wateriness to make it refreshing. The finish wasnt much, but thats where I tasted the hops. Not too complex, but in no way offensive.


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