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RATINGS: 4424   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Excellent flavor although a little filling and a little grainy. Aside from those couple minor setbacks its a satisfying lager.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Excellent lager. It could use slightly more malt aroma, but otherwise is a nearly perfect example of an east coast lager. The hops choice is superb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2004
A pretty good beer, has a sort of roasted flavor, a little bitter for my liking though, but overall pretty good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - JUL 12, 2007
Poured and immediately smelled very nice aroma. Nice amber color with a excellent creamy head with.medium bitterness, it had a medium body with slightly oily texture. Carbonation was average with a slightly bitter finish. Nice lacing on glass and kept a nice creamy head till the end. I enjoyed this Lager quite a bit. One of the better Lagers Ive had. Samuel Adams scores another big hit. I will definitely buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SN11 (65) - USA - JUL 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 One of only few mass produced American beers worth drinking. Good, malty lager, nice bronze color, unique, bold, slightly roasted flavor. Very solid lager.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Appearance: Deep amber color, clear. Lots of nice carbonation. Head looks very creamy, lacing looks great on the glass. Aroma: Sweet caramel malts, floral hops, hint of citrus. Taste & Mouthfeel: Caramel malts up front, along with floral hop. Theres some little orange citrus in the middle with dash of spiciness. Light-medium bodied. Carbontion is about medium. Finish & Aftertaste: Crisp hoppy finish with semi-sweet floral aftertaste. Overall Impressions: Very good! A true American craft beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bythe40 (64) - USA - JAN 15, 2003
Very good dark american beer but comes at a high cost.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYDennis (64) - Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2001
My beer of choice in local bars that dont carry other beers I like. I have gotten a few that have been skunky over the years but it is still drinkable. Great beer to drink. Nice label design also a plus to me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieMSU (64) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2002
A decent lager, good tatse abd a great aroma

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2002
For a macrobrew it is quite sweet with hints of bitter in the aftertaste. A complete beer.


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