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RATINGS: 4438   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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3.5
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.

3.7
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-.

3.6
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
The Boston Lager is one of my favorite ’everyday’ beers to drink. I like the rich flavor and the minimally conflicting aftertaste.

3.2
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Hint of hops. Fresh taste but not very complex. Has a lot of carbonation but not to much for a lager. Overall I don’t thin I will buy this again. Not exactly my style, but not for what it is.

3.5
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle imported. Pours rich gold with good foamy heady. Aroma is hoppy, flavour is very malty with distinctive dry hops in the back, balance is very nice. Decent beer, will try it again.

4.1
vento76_2 (56) - - JUL 9, 2014
Buona. Gusto deciso. Una lager ma ambrata. Amara al punto giusto. Schiuma morbida e persistente. Ottimo retrogusto. Consigliata.

3.1
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured golden with short lived head. Taste malt, slightly sweet and bitter.

3.1
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2007
If you find yourself in a town where the only place you can get beer is the local carry out and they have nothing but "gas station" style beers , then this is probably going to be the best of your options. The aroma is pretty good but the taste is a little weak. When compared to other mass-produced lagers this is one of the better ones

2.2
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
kinda bitter with that battery acid taste, similiar to sierra nevada. Alot better then most other american beers but that not saying much.

3.6
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
A nice beer all around, but it may be to bland for some. Everything is balanced out quite nicely, which takes some of the fun out of drinking. In any event, it's a good "safety" when there isn't anything else whetting on the menu.


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