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RATINGS: 4237   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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3.3
Jmacatiag (76) - , California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
It pours in a dark amber color with a nice lacy white head and has a sweet aroma but it was hard to smell it over the rest of the food around me. BWW isn’t the best place to judge a brew but it had to do. The flavor was pretty nicely balanced as the bitterness of the hops was sort of offset by the sweet malts. Overall it’s a very simple beer. There’s nothing that’ll surprise you or really impress you. This is one of the better of what I call the regular brews which are the ones you see regularly at supermarkets or restaurants. It’s not disappointing but it doesn’t really shine either. Drink if you like but you aren’t missing out on anything special.

3.6
nachan (76) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2013
Amber color below a generous white head with good retention. Citrus and pine aromas not very common in lager beers, also possible to find malt, biscuit and yeast. Good sweet taste as well as bitter. It doesn´t seem to be a lager beer, it is like an ale...good choise anyhow!

3.9
Lgsantos80 (75) - - SEP 4, 2013
Aroma cítrico, um pouco adocicado. Cor dourada, pouca espuma e bastante bolhas, que permanecem subindo por toda degustação. Amargor na medida certa e retrogosto frutado. Deliciosa, uma das melhores Lagers que já provei. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
cervezadrinker (75) - MEXICO - MAR 1, 2015
bottle 355 mL, poured in lager glass, brown cloudy color with creamy medium head. aroma is mostly malt. medium body beer with surprising intense flavor for a lager, thanks for the bitter ending and refreshing at the same time, not very complex since taste is mostly caramel malt and bread but very tasty. good example of a fine viena

3.2
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Bottle: Has an amber colour. Aroma is bready. A nice domestic premium lager, but aftertaste left something for me to desire.

2.4
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Boring yet not gross. Part of me would take a PBR any day to this stuff but if you have been handed one you can’t really object. Mostly malt with some fruit or other "outside" favors detectable. Would never purchase of my own accord.

3.9
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
this is a classic, sweet, hoppy, kickass beer! anyone who does not like this beer must be out of there minds!!

2.8
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle. Different from your typical lager. Had many times before, but finally had one last night and decided to rate it. This beer gets better with time, meaning the more you drink it the more you get used to it. Not great, but okay.

3.3
thenumber1g (74) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Classic beer that will never get old! Of course I enjoy some other Sam Adams beer a little bit more however you can’t overlook this beer, its great!

2.8
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
Much better than most American lagers I’ve had. A lot more color to it as well. I am very happy with this beer. Very nice hop and malt balance. A sweeter taste without all that rice and corn filler. Also a bit creamier than most lagers.


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