RATINGS: 4398   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crafter99 (10) - USA - DEC 17, 2002
Im not a big fan of SA beers, but I must admit this is pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Decent brew. Almost has a nice malty flavor like an ale, but still a little too bitter. Avg. head, weak aroma, not quite worth it for the money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2002
Not bad but too hoppy for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (538) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003 Wonderful! Not too bitter, not too sweet, and goes down remarkably easy. Good out of a bottle, and even better on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
poolshark99 (10) - Garden CIty, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Super smooth with a great presentation in a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Clear Amber color, foams up nicely and hangs in there. Good balance of sweet/bitter that finishes well. Sometimes this beer just hits the spot for me, especially after a bottle of something heavier. Reassuring that its so widely available when you need to order something decent in a place with limited choices - even better if they have it on tap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Pretty standard. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bronstein (175) - Gttingen, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2002
If it werent from the US it would be a Bohemian Pilsener. Red to amber color. Stable head. Hoppy aroma. Opens malty with a sour note, spicy with fruit and some dark bread flavour in the main body(more body than average). Finish slightly dry. Aftertaste with spicy malt and dark bread flavours. At least for me this beer doesnt have a hoppy character. Maybe compared with other US lagers this one has some more hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3743) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Golden with a small head. Smooth beer with a slight sweetness. Nice finnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
i cant blelive i never rated this earlier. its gotta be one of the best beers ya can get at one of those dive bars where ya other choices are bud, coors, miller, labatt, molson, blah blah blah blah beers. One of the best mainstreamers out there in my opininion.

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