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RATINGS: 4419   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - AUG 17, 2003
I'm not a lager fan, they serve to quench my thirst only. But this is a lager I would request, it's nicely hopped, more than I expected from a lager, and the nutty flavor is also a pleasant surprise for me. It's a good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 A very good lager. On draft, the hop aroma/flavor is great, but not always consistent. One of the best mass-market lagers.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
MexiFinn (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Straight out of the bottle... wouldnt of known this is a lager at all, unless the label... semi-sweet and malty. This is pretty good... first tried it playing nickels, asked the cocktail waitress at a local casino what imports they had and she mentioned Sam Adams... wasnt aware Massachusetts had seceded... anyway, this is very tasty beer... a very, very good macro... Viva Boston!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matku (54) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
Lys brun litt uklar lavt hvitt skum, en liten taste av karamell og humle .medium st og lite ettersmak.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
milwaukeebeer (53) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Bottle, poured into pint glass. Decent head, good lacing. What happened to this beer? Sam Adams mustve boosted the carbonation level because there is a whole lot of it. The hops went awol. This is not even close to what it tasted like a few years ago. The shareholders are weighing heavily on the quality of this once phenomenal brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2003 Decent from the tap. Had an aftertaste like strawberries.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dropkickm79 (53) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2004
this stuff is pretty overrated. i only had it once and never tried it again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
when did they change this recipe? it used to be the strongest beer in the SA lineup at 6.5% now its at 4.5%??? what strikes me is the flavors they eek out of the hops in this lager...citrus, noble spiciness, very nice. the body lacks, but for a "common" beer that you can find anywhere, this lager excels. much better than average.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Not my first time tasting, but I might as well go ahead and rate it. This is my standby beer that I know I will be able to find anywhere. Really good lager, and most people are willing to drink it. Great for parties, etc. Pour is a nice amber, with a nice mild hoppiness in the nose. Good head on this beer. Taste is crisp. Slightly hoppy and well balanced with the malt. Very satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andreic (53) - IRELAND - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle. Golden, clear, slightly off-white head. Nice lacing down the glass. Very strong hoppy aroma - floral, piney, with some malt. Tastes rich caramel malty up front with a strong hoppy bitter drying finish. I really like ths beer... very tasty.


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