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RATINGS: 4236   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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califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
SA is a great gateway beer for new craft beer drinkers who are transitioning from the big macro breweries. Has just enough aroma and taste for a newbie to learn what good beer should be like.

3.2
campbega (96) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours brown/orange beer with decent white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Medium carbonation with reasonbly bitter finish. Good beer

2
dzenkalpic (95) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Rengi ambere kayıyor. Kokusu lager biradan çok ale gibi. Üzüm ihtiva eden tadı orta asitlikte ve metalik. Güzel bir aroma değil.

3.3
toddbates (95) - USA - JAN 9, 2008
ive had this loads of places, bottles, restaurants and the like. its a passable beer and is usually better than the others that a major chain restaurant will carry.

4.5
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle pored into frosted lager glass. Pours to a bold copper color with a thick nearly white head that slowly dissipates and laces the glass with every swig. Wonderful scent with extremely present floral hops and not much else. The balance of flavors is perfection. The malts are there and the hops that linger on the finish are more noticeable than in most lagers, but not to an overwhelming degree (unless drank strait from the bottle.) This beer is pretty carbonated and really makes your mouth feel alive. I would feel very hard pressed to find a better lager.

3
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2012
This has become my go to beer at a party when they have bunch of macros and no other options. Always pleasant, never exciting.

3.2
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Samuel Adam’s Boston Lager is good brew. the commercial description describes it all

3.1
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Oldie but goodie. Boston lager is a solid choice. Good malt lager. Great with any cookout.

3.4
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2006
It is a lovely opaque brown. I consider it a somewhat thoughtful and full tasting mass produced beer.


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