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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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3.2
mweber962000 (82) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2008
a very good beer at a great price. found at 599 a sixer. head goes away rather quick but the lacing is perfect in a glass. i was pleasantly suprised at how good this beer was..

3.7
barleynhops (82) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle: I must have had this beer hundreds of times, but it keeps getting better everytime. Pours an amber color with a moderate white head. Very unique hops and malts creates an excellent character and taste. A definite session brew for ages to come.

2.7
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2003
so overall average. had this on draft, and it's fine, if uninspiring. good color, and head and a fine taste

3.3
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUN 29, 2012
This is better than I thought. A pretty notable hop profile for a lager. Floral, pine and citrus hops. A nice malt backing with candy sugar sweetness. This is actually a very enjoyable beer, considering it’s a macro-breweries main offering.

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.

3.3
JulioRangel (81) - Salvador, BRAZIL - APR 25, 2015
Cerveja bem equilibrada. Embora nao seja meu estilo preferido, apresenta carbonatação adequada e flavour complexo. Apresenta caracteristicas de uma porter, com lupulagem destacada.

3.3
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 Has very nice caramel malt and hops balance. Extremely drinkable and at a very reasonable price while easily available.

4
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Simple, but good. The way lagers should be made. All other big American breweries should take note. Samuel Adams also pairs exceptionally well with food.

3.1
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - SEP 9, 2006
Used to be my beer of choice, once I had graduated from Corona. Smooth going down, with a much cleaner taste than other more mass distributed beers. Samuel Jackson beer! It’ll get you drunk!!!!

3
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
A good quality macrobrew: fresh hop aroma, good malty flavor, and a clean finish. A very drinkable brew. If you're going to buy a massed-produced beer, Sam Adams seems to be the source for good quality brews.


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