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RATINGS: 4386   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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1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Don't really know what all this beer is really about. It tastes like a average beer, but with a skunkier, sweeter taste that I did not like. It's the kind of beer Republicans probally drink while discussing "important things" at the nearby Red Lobster. Which I will have no part of

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Best by 09-(presumably)03. What is it about this stuff? An incredibly schizophrenic juxtaposition of what may be Cascade and Saaz hops in a lager? Bland anoymous malts. Whatever the intent, this stuff always makes me pucker and I seldom have another.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bradmccarroll (57) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Hops hops hops! One of my favorite from Samuel Adams. Ive had many, and will continue to drink these.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Touche (57) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
lets be honest, there are better beers out there, alot of better beers, but there are alot of worse beers. Went to a local bar that had this on tap tonight and decided perfect time for a review. Head about 1/4 inch which was gone seconds later. Slightly fruity aroma. I always notice the appealing amber color first! The taste was a little bitter but overall very smooth. Flavor was a little lacking, flat if you will. Its a decent larger but theres other id take any day over this. I think some of their seasonal brews are much stronger!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BytownJon (57) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Picked up a 6 pack at the LCBO since it was there. Pretty good beer. Nice burnt orange colour, and despite its unknown age didnt have any skunky scent or flavour. Easy drinker without a lot of fireworks. Will pickup again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grwido (57) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
Beer is orange with white head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is also sweet and malty but with a very slight bitterness to it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krisolson (57) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Cant believe it has taken me this long to try a Boston Lager. What a smooth beer. Easy to drink and lots of flavor. My new favorite beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
Very nice beer and is widely available. Pours amber with nice hops flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Sam Adams exists for one reason in my life - to give me a beer to order in a restaurant chain that has a very limited selection. Nice clean lager that tastes like a beer not a macro-.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejman454 (56) - cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2002
My first Samuel Adamns beer I ever tried, needless to say I was impressed. An above average lager with a complex full taste.


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