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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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3.2
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
pours copper colored with a subtantial head that lasts for a bit. aromas of cookies and bread with a fair amount of hops. taste is initially hop flavor then malt nuttiness and caromel fading into a bitter dryness. the hop flavors and bitterness linger. the balance leans a little to the hop side but not a bad beer.

3.2
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
on tap at the oasis in rockford. Rich amber, flat white head that hung around and a very smooth frothy texture at first sip, refreshing with a great balance in the finish. I can see why this lager is so popular.

3.2
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
bottle 12 oz. This is a great american made beer. However, when the formula changed and the brewery moved to PA the beer lost its appeal. A great micro turned macro that’s still good, but lost its way.

3.6
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy white head. Notes of beady malt, toffee, hint of pine. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with a nice balance of roasted malts and hops followed by a slight bitterness on the finish. Excellent for a lager, can never go wrong with this one. Amazing how well it pairs with a steak.

3.7
WVBrU (89) - - SEP 8, 2012
Copper color, decent head that settles into nice layer of foam. Great lacing. Smells malty, spicy, and hoppy. Maybe toasty and a hint of grass/hay. Tastes sweet/malty and bitter. Finishes sweetish. Good all around beer.

3.7
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 5, 2013
I was feeling patriotic on the 4th so a got a pack of this (it was also on sale, so theres that too)... Has a bit of a macro smell too it, but really nice biscuit hop flavor with a surprisingly creamy palate for a beer of its type. Does a beer get more session than this? I feel like a could drink the whole 6 pack in one sitting. Well, its certaintly not a big deal in the craft beer world anymore, but for me its still valuable because its one of the three main "Thank God!" beers. This is referring to when your at a stadium, lame bar, chain restaurant, airport, or dingy gas station and all you see are crap macros and shitty crafts like leinenkugels, but then you see a boston lager, snpa, or a fat tire you let out an inner ’Thank God!, that was close". Until there is a stone ipa level go to beer in every establishment, we should always be thankful for boston lager.

3.9
PickettsCharge (89) - USA - SEP 16, 2007
Great aroma, thick head, smooth taste then nice aftertaste, slightly bitter.

3.1
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2008
A standard to fall back on if I cannot find one of my imports. Great taste--a little hoppy/malty, with very little "sweet" flavor. Pours consistent everytime and you know what you will always get.

3.3
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2005
BOTTLE: Light brown color. A little bitter. Has a hint of a hoppy flaver. Not a bad american lager.

3.3
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Classic brew, slightly strange after taste, but otherwise fantastic. Always there for me at the supermarket.


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