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

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
Best american lager i have tried by a mile. It actually tastes like a beer. Having said that it wasnt great. Has the same ideas as budweiser (ie floral, sweet, dry etc) tho it does actually put these ideas in place. Nothing amazing. Line and length.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2003
golden lager with average head. average (but very drinkable beer. average average average

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2003
Decent beer, nothing special, a good standby for when your options are limited, and a good introductory beer for the uninitiated.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
billk (353) - Coeur dAlene, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Bottle. This is a mass produced, flat tasting, thin, somewhat sweet, ambery mainstream american bore. Tastes to me like it is made with hop extract. I can smell a hoppyness and taste it on the first mouthfull but after that it is completely gone.Leaves some lace on the glass. Its widely available though and tasts better than red dog. I bought a 12 pack of it because it was on sale and I can't get my hands on anything better here in Yuma,AZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
better than average, and a highly available all-malt beer. tastes good when warmed a bit, and versatile in terms of when and with what it's drank. not my first choice, but good when the other choices make you hate beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
droop (4) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2003 does not count
Like many other newbies, this beer started me on beer. This beer showed me that there were other choices besides Budweiser. When I drink this at business dinners, all my Bud drinking co-workers look at me with admiration. I know its one step above Bud but its a big step. This beer pours a reddish metallic color which is quite nice. Decent sized head and it lasts throughout. The taste is nothing extraordinary but it is good. Great with red meat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Sam Adams usually makes quality brews and this one is no exception. Although it is the most popular commercially, it is still enjoyable. Nice flavor, although not much like most other lagers which is a trait that is admirable. You can always tell this beer by its distinct aroma, but I can't really describe it well... maybe nutty and toffee like? Good bite and finish. Solid beer from a solid brewery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwillis (5) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2003 does not count
Nice for a lager. Good all around beer to get nice and toasty with on cold nights with a lot of friends. Not very skunky. has a good finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
Come on...this is like the all American beer, look at his outfit on the bottle, it screams PILGRAM! Whatever, if you don't like being patriotic, especially at this time in our countries history thats your thing, just make sure you don't mess with me. That is while I'm drinking SAMUEL ADAMS, cause its the shiznit, BITCH!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Pours copper/gold with nice thick head. A hoppy nose. Not too sweet, a little nutty. Nice dry finish without severe bitterness. A lingering finish. A good mellow lager.

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