overall
52
96
style
RATINGS: 4424   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 worlds oldest hops growing area. Among the worlds most expensive, they cost twenty times as much as other hops.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2003 Bottle, 7-3-5-3-11
Golden color. Nice hoppy aroma, dry, flowery. Unfortunately the taste is not interesting as much, quite poor malt and hops, pretty dry.
Draught, 6-3-6-4-13
Amber color. Nice aroma of hop flowers. Pretty nice body characterized by a strong bitterness, holding a long final.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (19438) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Wrziger Geruch, eher dunkles Aussehen. Sehr wrziger Antrunk, der allerdings durch den folgenden wssrigen Durchhnger nicht ganz berzeugen kann. Im Nachgeschmack wirds dann dezent malzig, allerdings auch nur eine kurze Zeit. Ab und zu, warum nicht? Test vom 19.11.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,10,9,6,6,9 - 8,95

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (19356) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
Clear dark golden with white head. Sweet caramel, malty and a fruity hoppiness. Decent bitterness. Certainly not the best beer to have come from Boston Brewing, but nice for a Vienna. 150111

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht rstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack rstmalzig s, fruchtig, Karamell.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 A dark golden beer with a white head. Aroma is hoppy and a little herbal. Has a nice sweet flavor and a balanced bitterness. Very nice body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18702) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Chilis, St Louis Lambert Airport, 21/05/13 am breakfast beer ! Clear golden with a good sized off white head. Nose is grain, malt, cereals, light citrus, orange. Taste comprises malt, cerelas, noble hop presence, light sugars, citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, clean and crisp in the finish. Ok lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18001) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Bottle from Sainsbury, Ashford Golden brown colour, pours with a good off white head. Acidic malt nose, some flowery hop. Slightly creamy in mouth. Surprising for an american lager with a good mix of caramel malt and hops. Good balance and dry tangy finish 3.1/5. Rerate August 2012. had al ot of this from France. Good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (17969) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Just a bit better than average lager. I cant understand why it gets all those high ratings...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17064) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled, alc. 4.8% (BB 01/2006)
(my 100th US rating)
Copper brown, decent off-white head. Bready, ryeish, malty, slightly hoppy nose, reminds me about Brooklyn Lager. Cracker malty, rye bread, nice hops in the finish. Balanced lager.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 This product is a mere shadow of its former self. A sample today showed no hop aroma - a sharp contrast to what it used to be. Whereas yesterdays Sam Adams was near pilsner-like, todays Boston Lager is little more than a crisp macrobrew. It got nasty as it warmed - diacetyl or maybe just too much caramel came through, ruining the finish badly.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 443
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5