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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.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2005
Aroma is mostly of hops with some light bread. The large white frothy head produces good lacing and is mostly lasting. Colour is medium orange. This lager is flavourful with moderate bitterness. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
Much better than most American lagers Ive had. A lot more color to it as well. I am very happy with this beer. Very nice hop and malt balance. A sweeter taste without all that rice and corn filler. Also a bit creamier than most lagers.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is a reliable standby for good reason. There are few beers that are better balanced in existence, and there is absolutely nothing to complain about, no shortcomings and therefore no over-compensations. It pours a beautiful dark orange-copper with a natural head commensurate to its consistency and texture. Its aroma is of sweet and tastefully restrained caramel. The overall flavor is balanced between this mild sweetness and subtly spicy and suitably complementary hops. You cant go wrong with this one, and no matter where you come from, this should get its proper recognition as one of the greats.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nachan (74) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2013
Amber color below a generous white head with good retention. Citrus and pine aromas not very common in lager beers, also possible to find malt, biscuit and yeast. Good sweet taste as well as bitter. It doesnt seem to be a lager beer, it is like an ale...good choise anyhow!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaimenavarrog (74) - MEXICO - JUL 18, 2013
Muy buena espuma, se cuelga, se mantiene, carbonatacion justa, color ámbar cobrizo, brillante, le falta aroma, amargor justo, siento que estuvo mal almacenada Necesito volverla a probar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuanCC (74) - Valencia, SPAIN - FEB 6, 2017
Muy refrescante, con notas florales en nariz, y de lpulo fresco, limn y un punto de miel en boca. Perfecta para iniciarse.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Tried in on tap a few days ago. I had not had a Sam Adams on tap in a long time. Nice color not too heavy. Served in an ice cold 24 ounce mug. I liked it much better than the 1st time.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2007
Overall a good beer. I especially like that his is often a choice in airports and such along side many other inferior beers. Although no complexity, it does offer a nice flavor with a decent maltiness.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2001
I am an Ale drinker, but this is one of the few lagers that I like.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
This beer just never did it for me. Maybe because Im not a big lager fan. Too bad their ale didnt get the sales push that this did.


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