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RATINGS: 4225   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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2.4
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Pretty average overall. After drinking the Cherry Wheat and Cream Stout, I had much higher expectations for this.

3.5
jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Pretty golden color out of the bottle with a nice frothy head. The nose sets up both the malty sweetness and the hops to come. Clean and crisp beer with a noticable hop finish. Very refreshing, but drink it before it gets too warm. Good session beer. It gets extra points for being available in most bars as an alternative to BMC.

3.6
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
An old stand-by when better beers aren't available. Typical lager, usually well hopped, but sometimes inconsistent.

3.3
glassprison (4) - USA - JAN 25, 2003 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 A very good American beer. Has a nice light reddish color. As far as flavor goes it tastes so much better than the generic American beers. there are better, but this is pretty good

2.9
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2003
(Tap) I taste grapefruit when I taste this one. Enjoyable and easily drunk from the tap.

2.9
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Aroma light and hoppy, but malt detected as well. Color a rich gold with a nice canyoned head---very attractive...Hops dominate the flavor profile, quite sharp and almost strident, while malt is barely discernible; the finish is hoppy-dry and slightly spicy. Body is sort of watery, and the balance is definitely hop-heavy. Overall, the strong hop profile makes it preferable to most macro-brews, but is still wanting in terms of balance and roundness of flavors.

3.6
hvac4sl (30) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
I like this beer. It has been some time since I have had some, but upon pouring a bottle tonight I was impressed. Amber-copper colored with a nice head. Although the head didn't last long, the lacing of the glass was there until the end. What aroma was there was hoppy. The taste was malty and ever-so-slightly fruity. Dry finish with some bitterness. I felt that this beer was fairly balanced with a leaning to the malty side. Would make a great first or second step to the wonderful world of real beer.

3.6
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2003
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3.6
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 Very nice, had from keg, good light brown color with little head yet decent lacing. A little bitter (left me wanting to try the ale) but tasty going down and leaves you wanting more.

1.3
nickz521 (3) - USA - JAN 22, 2003 does not count
i had this at ruby tuesdays it was very harsh and bitter....................


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