RATINGS: 4434   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 worlds oldest hops growing area. Among the worlds most expensive, they cost twenty times as much as other hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2004
Nice aroma and appearance. An appropriate beer to moisten (not drown) my light sorrows. As far as American beers go, this is one, if not my number one, of my favorites. A pretty standard beer, but thank goodness, it's not watered-down. A good one to keep the fridge stocked with...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3458) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
Bottle: Good nose, Carmel, floral, little fruity. Orange golden color. Ok head that faded quick. Sweet and sour flavors, carmel, some fruity yeasty flavor, little metallic. Dry sourish finish. Another blast from the past. Changed my mind of what a lager could be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
lets start off with color, it is a golden copper, and the head is a creamy off white. The flavor is nutty, a little almond and peanut and sweet. it has a bit of a sweet and biter aftertaste (odd). Smooth palate, head holds great. A great lager, like whoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
Wow, a lot better than I expected. I bought a six of this stuff and I am going to enjoy every drop. Hoppy and floral aromas are abundant right when you open the bottle and pour this big boy into the glass. Body is a darker golden colour, with a medium sized white head. Tastes very hoppy, dry and bitter. nice bite in the throat as well. A great lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2004
You know what the boston lager is great!!! Now I also know why Samuel Adams is such a popular beer out there. Great Taste, not overly bitter, well balanced flavorful beer. I'll definitely consume more SA's now. Wish I had bought their Christmas sampler which had both of these back in december 03 when I had the chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Had to re-rate this one. Maybe it was a frsh 6-pack, but I haven't enjoyed a beer this much in ages. Beautiful copper and a nice scent of floral hops. The taste was much fuller than I remembered and the flavour lingered. Went down smooth and had a really full - but not too bitter aftertaste. Check the label - if it's fresh, it's a winner!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 One of the best macro beer. Initially sweet and malty with some hop in the end. Very easy to drink and a great beer to chill on at the bar. Certainly no problems finding this one. I dont think I have ever been to a grocery store that does not have this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbk, DENMARK - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 Deep golden color with a white head. The taste is malty sweet with a complex hoppy note. Finishes with a slight sharp bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
Compared to other beers this one ranks closer to the bottom.I bought it for the hell of it and wasnt too impressed

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2004
Dull golden color with a thin, white head. Bubbly. Some mild fruit/yeastiness in the aroma. Nondememo malty sweetness. There are some hops in this, but they disappear pretty quickly, and no real beer fan is going to get excited over this. For this style of lager (arguably an American standard), this stuff is decent, but on the grand scale of beers, this is barely average.

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