RATINGS: 4387   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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dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
This is an average lager. Nothing really specialOBVIOUSLY better than Bud, or miller, or Coors, but it won't be a regular for me.

Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2004
I had this one off of a tap, and it was good. It reminded me of Sierra Nevada pale ale.

JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
Slightly orange-amber colour with a large white head. Decent hop profile, with some sweet caramel flavoured malt. Slightly spicy and peppery. Citrusy hops and a long but pleasantly bitter finish. A good session beer.

TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2004
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Ok it's not the best in the world, but it is far superior to Bud and you can wean Bud drinkers off their poison onto this and then slowly assimilate them to good beer. Within the bottles of average beer lie the lie the seeds of destruction for truly awful beers and the path to the true, good beers. Onward Comrades. Now is time for the revolution!

aleindulger (12) - Venice, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 For an all around american beer, this ale comes on heavy and finishes with a smooth creamy taste

Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
A good alternative at most bars, this pure amber lager pours a nice frothy head with moderate lacing. The taste has a nice sweet kick, with a lightly acidic and faintly bitter finish. It's medium body and oily texture make it go down nice and smoothly. It's probably my favorite American macro.

BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Although consistency can be an issue with Sam Adams, the lager I had (most recently) was good. Hoppy and nicely balanced with malts. Not as good as it used to be, but still a couple steps above the macros.

imdownthepub (14556) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orangey highly carbonated beer. Poor quality tinny malted lager, the CO2 playing havoc with the taste buds and the forced, low quality ingredients, I guess at malt & hop extracts, give little satisfaction. Oh Dear.

Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Great beer to guzzle in almost any bar. Great aroma, unique taste, kegs are priced in the middle. One of my favorite american lagers.

jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2004
THE flagship beer, a beer every bar has. Nice to know that you can always just walk into any bar and ask for a Sammy. Pretty standard beer, nice head, with some lacing. Crystal clear amber coloring. Pleasant hop aroma, with some malt. Malty flavor with a mildy citrus aftertaste. A good, and very accessible beer.

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