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RATINGS: 4385   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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3.6
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2002
I always seem to enjoy this one. Probably one of the best lagers that I can get in these parts. Taste has some bite. No too hoppy which is good.

3.2
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Full malt body which is complemented by the mild hop finish. One of the greatest of go-to beers when you’re undecided at the liquor store or bar.

3
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Had a robust hops, and malts aroma. Not a bad lager. Not my favorite beer though. Sticking with the ales, and pilsners.

2.8
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2003 a nice beer but nothing extraordinary. this beer offers some interesting points to me because it is somewhere between pisswaters and , i guess you can call em, real beers. its like a good handjob; it's better than your hand, but it leaves you craving the real thing. i like it though. a step in the right direction. rerate: this is much better on draft. much more stout and tastes more like a real beer. had to give her a few more points

3.3
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2005
(bottle) large long lasting head amber in color not impressed with aroma easy goin down accessible with hints of fruit?? will continue to buy @10.99 a 12

3
konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Sample Pack. Bottle. Nice amber color. A good thich head. An overall nice macro beer a lot better than most macros.

3
cdeaton (66) - Madison, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Old reliable. Michelob and SA BL both call themselves "premium" lagers -- you tell me which one is lying. This actually looks like a beer -- amber color, small and diminishing head. It actually smells like a beer -- malty, hoppy, caramel. It actually tastes like a beer -- malts, caramel, a little creamy. It actually finishes like a beer -- hoppy and bitter. No, it’s not outstanding, but it’s the definition of solid.

3.4
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Not my first time tasting. Really good lager, and most people are willing to drink it. Pour is a nice deep amber, with a nice mild hoppiness in the nose. Good head and lacing on this beer. Taste is crisp. Initially is slightly hoppy/sweet , then finishes a little bitter, and well balanced with the malt. Very good.

3.2
Garry_Evans (66) - HONG KONG - JUN 1, 2015
Holds up well against newer craft beers. Floral nose, good balance of maltiness, hops and sweetness. Long semi-bitter finish. Not particularly nuanced or special, but well-made, tasty and consistent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 28, 2001
This is one of my favorite beers - your basic decent malt for good clean drinking fun.


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