RATINGS: 4424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2003
This beer is a beautiful pour, but I think its pretty middle of the road as far as flavor and quality. I think its a great beer by which to rate other beers. Fairly distinct aroma, great amber color, and a bitterish sparkling taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2001
nice flavor, but with a watery body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
StPeteBeerMan (52) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a golden amber and smells sweet, floral and malty. Sweet malts up front, caramel notes and maybe some pine towards the end. Body and carbonation is medium. Not an outstanding beer but I can always count on it as a good option in an average bar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cwrw42 (51) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
One of the beers that helped launch the craft beer revolution. A widely available alternative to BMC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 excellent. i can always go for a sam adams. A bit too heavy for me to drink all night though. has a nice sweet touch to it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
chunknuts (51) - Watertown, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2002
i was at my friends house and his mother offered me one of these and i was disgusted. i almost threw up. this beer was terrible. i would like to tell the people who make sam adams that u should stop making it until u learn how to make a quality beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Tap at a Giants/Dodgers game. Nice light brown color and a fluffy head. A very nice taste of hops and a flavor i couldnt really figure out. Nice smooth, taste with a small bitter bite at the end. A nice medium body baseball game dog, when its not hot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Tap. Probably the most hops youll get out of a micro on the verge of macro brewery. In that regard it was great. The aromas were lacking as well as a good mouthfeel, but a good color and head to it. This is hands down the beer I would get at a bar full of macros. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
This is the best of microbrew meets big time bottler. Beautiful copper color with a near perfect head. More floral and strawberry than I expected. Finishes well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Great beer. Had two at Doyles Pub after the Sam Adams brewery tour. Served in a Sam Adams specialty pint glass, something of a cross between a tulip and a regular pint, with the addition of a laser-etched bottom to release carbonation. Definitely everyones go-to beer in the Boston area. Was surprised at the effectiveness of the glass; it sustained the head all the way through and lead to a much more fragrant experience. Beautiful amber color, great taste. No complaints, but neither is it up to the heights of some of the beers Ive had since joining the site.

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