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RATINGS: 4385   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
This is the best of microbrew meets big time bottler. Beautiful copper color with a near perfect head. More floral and strawberry than I expected. Finishes well.


2.9
camay1997 (18) - patton, California, USA - JUL 22, 2017
It smells great, the aroma of hops bursts into the nose. The head was thick and milky. It’s a burnt golden color with a clear body. As much as I love the brewer, I don’t like this beer. The amount of hops is like drinking an IPA, but I ordered a lager. The flavor profile is good, just not what I want when I’m not drinking an IPA.

3.1
balloonbuffoon (320) - - JUL 20, 2017
16floz can bought for $1.50 (BBD: 10.2017). Here goes with the big micro craft beer review (cough, cough...fake craft when such a brewery also puts out Mike’s Hard Lemonade, hard soda, and hard seltzer water and such...beer snob cap off). It looks good in my imperial nonic glass, goldenya amber adorned with a luscious whitish head. Smell is pretty decent too, hop powder and grain dust. I am probably underrating because of bias as it is an okay beer. It is very drinkable, balanced, and unexceptional beer. It may be my perception, but I think this beer used to accentuate the malt bill more. Instead a dry herb flavor seems to mask the gritty, biscuit grains that used to dominant (my perception).

4.2
wilde_joost59 (95) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2017
Thuis gedronken uit fles. Voor een bier van dit lage alcoholpercentage, zeer vol van smaak. Ik was aangenaam verrast. Mooi van kleur, kruidig van geur en smaak. Heerlijk om daar een paar van te drinken, zonder dat je er last van krijgt.

3.3
loscovar (345) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 10, 2017
Bootle at home. Pretty good lager, caramrl malt, still refreshing, ligth ambar colour

3.6
DoctorHU (536) - UKRAINE - JUN 24, 2017
330 ml bottle. Clear amber beer with average, quickly vanishing white head. The aroma is full of floral, spicy hops. Taste medium sweet, malty bread, medium bitter. Medium body. Light bitter finish.

3.5
PugUglyBrewer (658) - - JUN 21, 2017
Light amber to deep gold color with an off-white head of sudsy foam. Gain caramel and roasted grain set to the light easygoing nature of a lager. One of the first classical sesh craft beers.

3.6
omikr0n (927) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear amber to golden with thin white head. Aroma is peach, candy, malt. Taste is sweet with candy, fruits, malt.

3.3
Dazka (126) - Milan, ITALY - JUN 14, 2017
S: malt, hint of citrus hop A: yellow to orange, clear T: med bitterness, sweet finish P: med to lively carb ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Westy1130 (95) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Copper color, with medium/thick pillowy head. Aroma/Taste: Roasted malts, mild hops, almonds, chestnuts and toffee. Thick and chewy on the palate. The perfect transition beer to wean off macro lagers.

3.5
saintbase (681) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!


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