RATINGS: 4225   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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MGDkilla (14) - williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2003 the boston lager is decent but the cherry wheat of sam adams takes the pie. if it is sam adams night go for the wheat

Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2003
Looks nice with a copper-brown appearance and pleasant aroma. Taste is more complex than you'd expect for a lager and quite hoppy to boot. Recommended.

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a cooper color with a medium head. This used to be one of my favorites aboutöƒêU years ago. Descent hoppy taste with a dry finish.

Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Thick ivory head lends to a delicate brussels lace. There's a pleasant hop flavor mixed with toffee maltiness. Finish is balanced between malt and hops.

zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Max and Ermas - Moon Township, PA] Wonderful coppery color. Good hoppy taste that is not too overpowering and leaves just enough of an aftertaste to let you know you just drank a good lager.

SavMan (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Bottle. This is one of my favorite beers I've had so far. At first it seemed sour, but after my second bottle I developed a taste for the hoppy flavor. There is a subtle but engaging nuance of citrus in the lager that I love. If you are new to beer, this is a good stepping stone from the macros to smaller, craft brews.

KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Sam Adams is by far one of the best macros (or biggest micros if you prefer) in the US. It has a nice mild taste that isn't offensive in any way. Its not the most complex lager in the world, but it will do the trick when nothing else is around.

Hatchetman401 (11) - Lackawanna, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
A truly Beautiful beer, just to look at it is as pleasing as drinking it. i was surprised at the color and nice head that formed. a new favorite.

beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
I drink this beer on tap only. The bottle doesn't do it justice. On tap, the foam is pure white and lingers in the glass until the last drop. Fresh Hops aroma comes out (just like a lager should). Easy to drink, the hops taste stays on the back palate and gives a nice after taste.

jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
This beer really is a lifesaver when you are in a chain place that has a bad beer list with friends. It is a better than average lager that is miles ahead of anything else they will likely have on tap.

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