elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2003
It's a good beer, but has a lingering aftertaste that makes me unable to finish more than about three at a time. Good color, very good head. A good ale, with some complexity. Very malty, with a definitive hops aroma. Of the American ales, it's not too bad. delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Avweage white head. Off orange color. Malt flavoring comes through with a slight hop kicker. A good pizza beer. ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2007
nice copper appearance with nice white frothy head. floral hops aroma. smooth from start to finish. nice balance between hops and malt. billtheman (87) - milford, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2008
O were that other USA mass produced beers would taste this good. Sam Adams Boston Lager ranks at the top ranks, good taste, great on the palate. Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2001
I was surprised that the hype about this lager was pretty much reliable. Good flavor... good beer.
labattslover74 (86) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2017
I can't believe I haven't rated this yet. Not really a craft beer, but a step above a basic beer.
Very good blend of hops and malt.
Not to hoppy, but not bland like your basic lager or pilsner.
I usually drink their craft beers but when you buy the sample packs a couple of their original flavor is in there, and I don't share or throw away a good beer. PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Very piney hops flavor, light and crisp, easy to drink. Copper red color with aromas typical of a lager. beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Appearance: Dark gold color, clarity good. Decent head formation.
Smell: Nice noble hop aroma, mixed with some malt but noble hops are the dominant feature here.
Taste: Noble hop flavor, quite good. Pale malt in background combines nicely with hops. Very balanced flavors and tastebuds go between malt flavor and hop flavor. Some caramel malt flavor comes through but is very subdued.
Mouthfeel: Medium/light mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Excellent beer, doesn't deserve to be downplayed by some beergeeks who claim it isn't that great because its "Sam Adams." This is a very good, drinkable, session beer that I could consume all day.
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Decidely to arbitrarily rate this after drinking it steadily for several years. Great solid beer. When theres nothing interesting and new to try, and I’m not in any specific mood, this is almost the top of my list. Great solid beer with a wonderful hop bill. kenko (85) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Copper color with little head (as served). Nice malty aroma, toasted and caramel, with a floral/earthy hop aroma. Nicely bitter flavor, with sweet malt balance, some hop flavor but not much and a touch of yeast. Good clean & dry finish.