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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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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.

3.4
surf1284 (91) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
Small white head, a light amber color. Starts off soft followed by an overpowering of hops.

2.7
dancatts (91) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
I have found that this beer is a little too much to handle for my tastes. Has a lot of aroma and an intense flavor that is very strong for a lager. Good beer if you like a strong, hoppy beer that packs a punch.

4
elgavilancillo (91) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 8, 2007
aroma was a bit sweet with light orange appearance nice smooth flavor witch went well with my pastrami sandwich potential regular beer

2.9
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2008
I can’t add much more than the previous 2300 posts, but this is an alright beer. I’ll drink this over Bud Light or Coors any day. It’s a commonly found beer that isn’t piss.

3.2
Jojojam (91) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
An American classic. 1st time out of a can. We should never take this brewery for granted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
nohopspleez (91) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2017
the first one I tried was pretty good, but, then I tried another and things became more clear. too much hops and not much flavor. not really a beer taste as much as a fermented taste. disappointed

3.3
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - SEP 28, 2001
White head over a golden beer leaves some lacing. Malty and slightly sweet with a dry hoppy complex finish.


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