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RATINGS: 4434   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 A great lager with a nice color and hop aroma. Full of flavor...almost too much. Goes down slightly less than smoothly but really stands out. Can't compare to most cheap and common bar beers.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Not much better then mainstream. Had nice color and head, with a mass produced taste. Below average, from a brewery that can do alot better.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - FEB 15, 2006
bottle dark amber color and has presence of hops barley wheat and notes of fruit/spice!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Definitely better than your run of the mill lager. Pours dark amber, clear with a good duration on the off white head. Nothing exciting on the nose, a little malt and hint of hoppiness. Tastes of caramel, malty smoothness and you can pick up a slightly bitter hoppy finish with moderate carbonation. Overall a good lager, especially when compared to other American commercial lagers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattChiasson (71) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
Out of the can, poured a light copper, clear with a thick persistent white head. Aromas of grainy malt, hay, and spicy noble hop. On the palate more caramel malt sweetness comes through, but well balanced with a dry, refreshing finish. Not overly complex, but overall a nice, well-made lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steindds (70) - - APR 11, 2012
Pours a tea color with a small white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, and a little bit of hop spice. Taste is of caramel, slightly roasted malt, and a touch of noble hops to balance it out. Easy drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
My go-to brew. Definite notes of floral from the amount of hops they brew with, with citrus notes throughout. For a beer I know Im going to enjoy - not chug like a frat boy - sam is always a good decision

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2009
This beer pours a nice light copper color, some reddish hue to it as well. Nice head that stays all the way until the end. Good hop nose, slightly grassy. A malty, bread-like aroma lingers in the background. The flavor is a mirror image of the nose; hops then malt. Good body, not heavy, though I have had some bottled versions that are slightly syrupy in nature. Ive had Sam Adams on tap and in the bottle (this rating was of the bottled version). On tap, the hops come through a bit more, but the bottled version is a fine beer too.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
Nice looking beer and is great to share with your friends. Good stuff.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
hmmmmm, good but not my choice in beer


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