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RATINGS: 4225   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
T3llLAllDE (100) - USA - JUL 12, 2007
on tap in a nice frosty glass this was a pretty nice lager beer. all around with a nice grain taste. out of the bottle it wasnt that good. not the best lager in the world but at a bar its not bad.

3.4
TheBeerMaster (100) - Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Great head (I know, I know, that’s what she said) with this one, which lasts surprisingly long and even shoots out of the bottle a little. Sweetness to the taste that’s inviting, great when it’s ice cold. Overall, a great Sam Adams.

3
popdoggy (100) - USA - DEC 24, 2007
This beer always screams .... "you don’t have to drink swill tonight"... I am always relieved when I see this beer at a bar. ... at least i can stomach something.

3
mhot55 (99) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
"nice good overall session brew and starter brew. A huge step above standard macros (bud/coors/etc) but pretty much average for micro. Good full flavor for a lager- malt sweetness balanced nicely by hop bitterness. slightly sour near the end. good deep hue and decent head. pretty easy to drink. close to being a pale ale."

3.2
goldbrew (99) - USA - OCT 16, 2007
Hoppiness is pervasive but it has a fairly thick mouthfeel. It never feels just right when drinking. Always a bit hop-forward at first, then a bit malt heavy, then overly hoppy at the finish again. Aroma is better than any domestic option at the bar, and that’s how I feel about this lager. Clearly above all other choices at most basic beer establishments. I choose it by process of elimination of the standard fizz junk. But not one for which I make a specific purchase.

3.9
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Great carmely lager with a penuty taste to it. Medium body and color. Great before a meal.

1.3
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
If you want to try a good lager, buy a Yuengling. Don't waste your money on this.

3.3
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
my dads favorit beer... i found it to be very hoppy and somewhat bitter but has a nice taste... little bit sweet but overall a average beer for its price and class

2.7
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2005
This is a good lager. Had it in a bottle. Good palate and mouthfeel. Nice bitterness on the finish. Nice and hoppy.

2.5
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2006
not bad. Fresh full aroma that gives way to a smooth and wheat like initial flavor. finish is a bit harsh but an excellent substitute to the normal price equivilants.


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