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RATINGS: 4205   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a clear dark golden color slight hint of lacing. Citrus grass and slight hint of malt on the nose. Taste come across the same with a slight bitter hop finish. Solid beer that’s definitely better than most options


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hitemwitthehein (2) - - OCT 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 ABV - 5.0 IBU - 30 A: Golden Amber, White Head S: Grassy, Floral Hops, Bread, Balanced T: Malt Sweetness, Bread, Slight Bitterness M: Light Body, Right Carbonation O: B+ Solid Drinkability, Good Session Beer, Any Season

2.9
Fisler (654) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
Schönes Kupfer im Glas, in der Nase Malzig, im Trunk ebenso, Karamell, süß, Malz, brotig, ganz leicht bitter. Süffig, aber mir etwas zu gefällig. Trotzdem kein schlechtes Bier.

2.8
meccahh69lol (321) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2017
The aroma has sweet top notes with some light skunk. The appearance is amber with some caramel tones. The taste is better than a standard pale lager, malty with some bitter, but not as distinct as many amber viennas. This used to be an upgrade on crummy beers and it still is sort of, but the gap has closed. Overall more like Budweiser than I used to think and not as good as I remember. Good for chilling outside before hitting up some casinos in Circus Circus and losing money :(.

3.6
caribou43 (1152) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2017
I drank this beer at some opportunities, I bought in the Coop. In my point of view, for a mass production beer, it is ok, the qualities of the ingredients are another point but the taste is ok. Firstly, the body is copper/brown, normal carbonation, thin and white foam. The taste is hoppy for the style, malt, hop, dry finish. It is a good one to start the night in one pub.

3.6
civilhorker (16) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 30, 2017
SAMUEL ADAMS BOSTON LAGER (drank from pint glass, 330ml bottle) Smell: Hoppy lager smell // Mouthfeel: Very drinkable, slightly watery and moderately carbonated // Head: White, homogenous // Taste: Hoppy, lagery, but with a touch of floral perfume. // Look: Golden, but so many bubbles! // Overall: Would drink it again! It's not a complex belgian ale, but it's a great drinking beer. (except for the price) //

3
coil (124) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2017
330ml bottle from The Co-op, Reading. Amber colour with white head. Bready malt, light herbal hops, light stone fruits, light yeast, light floral hops.

3.2
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle. Bought Sept 2017; BB undated; Drank Sept 2017 - Clear amber gold in colour. Medium foamy off-white head. Malty; heavily malted, bready malts, caramel. Hoppy; moderate hop bitterness, earthy and floral. Mildly spicy. Citrus fruity. Sweet-bitter heavy malty moderate hoppy throughout. Quite dry. Moderately bitter dry finish. (2017-09)

3.5
grosk (5) - - SEP 23, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Très caractérisée pour une simple lager. Belle couleur rousse, légèrement sucrée et torréfiée. B&C, Sept 2017, pression

3
higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Nothing fancy. Just a well-balanced basic beer. Very drinkable. Sorry, I had to upload these old ratings. They were for me, not for uploading. And also I need 75 characters, hence this sentence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
labattslover74 (82) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2017
I can't believe I haven't rated this yet. Not really a craft beer, but a step above a basic beer. Very good blend of hops and malt. Not to hoppy, but not bland like your basic lager or pilsner. I usually drink their craft beers but when you buy the sample packs a couple of their original flavor is in there, and I don't share or throw away a good beer.


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