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RATINGS: 4237   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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3.4
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.

3.1
Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle: Pourse nice golden color with medium body and carbonation. Farly decent run of the mill lagar

3.8
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 so i tried the boston lager again, and loved it. delicious palate. very hoppy. which leaves me very happy.

2.9
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle, pours an amber color with some nice white head. Aroma is very hop-dominated, although there are also notes of some spices and some floral and pine scents. The flavor is fairly complex for a very common macro, it is obviously dominated by the hops, of which there are several varieties, which give it an interesting and unique pine, citrus, fruit and floral hop flavor. These notes are nicely complimented by notes of malt, caramel and light roasts. This beer is pretty easy to drink, well-balanced and has lots more character than most macros. Honestly one of the better lagers I’ve had, but I’m still not a big fan of hop-dominated beer.

3.4
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Had in bottle at Planet Hollywood Casino. Only other choices were domestics. The beer was dark and had good taste. I was impressed little hops and slightly sweet. Good beer for the poker table.

2.9
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Bottle: Pours yellow with medium white, sticky head. Mild aroma of hops. Mild flavor of hops mostly, with a slightly lingering bitterness at the end. Not overwhelmingly comple, but not bad lager. Crisp, refreshing, good for drinking with a nice steak dinner.

3.3
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 24, 2002
At first, I did not like this beer at all. But, it's growing on me. I avoid it in bottle, but on draft, it has a good head, nice color, and complex taste. Several different spices make for a more pleasant drinking experience in this beer. A good American alternative to the European lager.

4
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Very delicious and complex, yet still smooth................................

2.7
IHCNavistar (92) - Orinda, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Bottle. Aroma is sweet, like a weizen, but with faint hints of hops. Pours a light golden color. Head is thick and creamy, with an off-white color that fades fast. Taste is bitter, with hints of coffe and hops. Bitter, but relatively watery. Overall, a moderate-to-exceptional beer. Repeat buy. Carbonaion is quite light, a little too light for a beer. Possibly a repeat buy.

3.3
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Hopped and malty. Good mouthfeel, nice smell. My only real problem with it is that the malt and hop flavours seem to lack an integration with each other. Don’t get me wrong, they’re well-balanced (maybe a tad light on hops), but they don’t seem to mesh as well as they could. It’s still a pretty decent American lager. Update (18 Jan 2006): I just finished off the six-pack I bought, and the last couple seemed to taste better than the first. Maybe it improves a bit with age? In any case, small bumps to the flavour and overall scores.


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