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RATINGS: 4189   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 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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3.1
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Amber to copper in color, this beer pours a minimal pale head that dissipates fast. Hoppy aroma, creamy mouth feel, with a little bitterness to finish. Not a bad mass produced lager.

3.1
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Amber color, thin white head leaving some lacing. Malty, nutmeg and honey aroma with notable hops. Good flavor, more robust than most lagers. Light to medium body and nicely carbonated.

3.3
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
I have had this beer dozens of times and last night I indulged in 4 draft pints. I really think that the hops are fuller and fresher on draft. This draft beer was tremendously more floral with citrus, dryer and crisper than the bottled version. Good stuff!

3.1
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Nice amber pour with a creamy head. Pleasing floral aroma and flavor. Very smooth and creamy palate. Not a bad lager.

4.3
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2003
One of my favorites. This beer has a deep amber color. The flavor and roma of the hops is just right. Nice aftertaste.

3.2
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2003
Dark blond beer with a big off white somewhat creamy head. Light floralhoppy aroma. There is a distinct hoppy taste without too much bitterness.

3.3
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from the LCBO. Dark golden / orange colour. White head, well sustained. Spicy hoppy aroma, smells more like an IPA than a lager. Flavour is bitter, with a very dry finish and hint of spice. Again, stands up like an ale.

0.5
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
not a fan. unimpressed with this. immediately traded the 5 i had left for corona.

1.2
doctornick (1) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2003 does not count
It's not bad, but it is somewhat inconsistant. I've had decent bottles, but others had a certain undertaste I can't identify.

2.7
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2003
Dark golden, nice creamy head. Ok hop profile in aroma with sweet malt notes. Grassy, plastic and slightly hoppy flavour. A hard to define sweet maltiness comes through too. Clean citrus like hoppiness in finish (could taste more, though) with some sweet caramel.


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