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RATINGS: 4384   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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4.3
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
As a lager it out performs wonderfully: thick mouthfeel, great taste and flavor. Sets the Sammy Adams standard.

3.8
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Overall a solid beer - in fact, one of my favorite American beers. Aroma and appearance are solid, and the taste is its best quality - a good somewhat malty/sweet brew.

2.9
IL IPA Lover99 (69) - Monroe City, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2001
good beer for a night out; plenty of flavor for the bar

3.7
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2011
Pours clear amber with little white head. Yeast sour smell. Malty taste. Some sweetness then the bitterness. Nice lager.

3.3
pianotu (69) - USA - FEB 5, 2013
This beer grows on me over the year. Nice, signature piney nose and decent complexity in flavor with a slightly dry finish. Best to be had in the designated glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2002
This beer is not very impressive. Looks good in the glass but its aftertaste reminded me of the same aftertaste that i get from cheap beer like Pabst Blue Ribbon. I like the Octoberfest and the Old Fezziwig Ale much better.

3.7
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 21, 2002
One of the best American beers around.

3.8
Perdue46 (68) - USA - OCT 10, 2002
I found this beer to taste quite good. I enjoyed the great flavor.

3.6
joefflin (68) - USA - NOV 3, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 A great lager. As stated in previous reviews, this is a great beer to start off your beer tasting. A solid lager with a defining taste. Caramel. Do not pass.

2.9
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2006
amber with small head...smells sweet...tangy light orange..pretty good for the cost and availability


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