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RATINGS: 4238   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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3.5
truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2001
All right when the other choices are bud and bud light. Has a burnt nutty aftertaste.

3.8
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2001
All I can say is thank your lucky stars this beer is so successful. Many taverns would be a lost cause if it weren't for Sammy. If I have the choice I drink a Bass with a lime, if not I'm happy with this over-marketed lightly hoppy treat.

3.5
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2001
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3.7
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2001
A very drinkable, flavorful lager. Much like Sam Adam's Boston Ale in complexity and quality.

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loucynt (101) - USA - MAY 16, 2001
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3.1
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2001
Something of a cross between and alt and a lager, this staple of American microbrewing is nice session beer, but certainly not among the greatest American brews. Best feature is the slightly sour taste of the hops in an other-wise malt-accented beer.

3.8
PhillyBeer2112 (2940) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2001
I'm rewriting my review based on a fresh tasting - although the numerical score remains unchanged. Having been a long time since I had this beer, I was surprised at its nice fresh and salient hop flavor and aroma. There was also a good background bitterness, esp lingering in the aftertaste. At first the aftertaste was a bit harsh, but it mellowed nicely after several sips. Nice clean malt body - a little fruitiness and this would resemble a lightly hopped APA. (sampling was a very fresh draft)

2.9
JoeKnox (100) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2001
A fair lager with a rather unpleasant aftertaste............................

4.7
terry myers (10) - Franklin, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Outstanding beer! Great floral aroma and taste. Delicious looking orange color. However, this is a heavy beer and I can only drink a few of them before I start feeling queasy.

2.5
Monahan99 (29) - parkersburg, West Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2001
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