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RATINGS: 4189   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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4.2
80skid (65) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Excellent flavor although a little filling and a little grainy. Aside from those couple minor setbacks it’s a satisfying lager.

3.5
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
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.

3.2
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Amber color with a small head. Aroma is of hops and citrus. Flavor is caramel malt with a bit of hops. Very drinkable.

4
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 I’ve had. Samuel Adams scores another big hit. I will definitely buy again.

3.2
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.

2.5
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 28, 2008
I refer back to this one every now and then as a benchmark to see how my tastes have changed. The malt and hops tastes in the commercial description are always right on, but the weak, watery, character that the ad guys won’t tell you about is always there too. Maybe I just can’t take lagers anymore, I dunno. If you’re used to slamming light beers all day, this will definitely be a move up. If you’re used to sampling even the moderately better brews out there, save your money.

3.2
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - NOV 4, 2011
From the bottle. I think this has a nice hoppy bitter malty mxed flavor. I keep this one around for whoever might show up tonight.

3.7
triplehopped (65) - - JAN 6, 2013
Pours a rich and clear amber with a medium off-white heat, heavy lacing. The aroma is floral and of citrus, caramel. Taste is moderate to heavy sweetness with a medium level of bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation, smooth finish.

3.3
leo2x4us (65) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
The appearance is red copper clear with a small head. The taste is a balanced bitterness and maltyness with a slight citrius aftertaste. The is a good larger and not heavy.


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