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RATINGS: 4434   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (13578) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Golden beer with a firm and lasting white head. Delicate malt aroma, with a touch of caramel and bread, and pine and herbs from the hops. Flavour is rather sweet and malty with a decent hop balance. Has as much body as the best Czech pilsners.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13504) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Bottle. This and Magic Hat were what we went with in College when we actually had money. Given our usual drink when we had no money, which was most of the time, was Keystone Light, this tasted pretty damned good by comparison. Pours reddish-gold with a small head and good lacing. Aroma is bitter pilsner with toffee malt. Taste is more of the same. Not very complex, but its still not as bad as a lot of people make it out to be.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bierkoning (13138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2004
Orange color, big frothy head. Sweet apple and orange aroma, grainy and somewhat artificial. Looks thin, but is in fact almost medium bodied. Sharp grainy flavor. Flowery with a bit of cologne. Sweet apples and orange. Just a hint of sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy and bubbly white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, nutty), average hops (spicy, earthy), and a clean lager character. Flavor is moderate malt with a nice hop balance and medium-light bitterness; clean and smooth with a light sweetness. Light body, low warmth, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a cooper color with a medium head. This used to be one of my favorites aboutU years ago. Descent hoppy taste with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2002
Very distinct flavor but my least favorite of the Sammys line, as I much prefer their seasonal fare. Nothing to really complain about though, as it is an above-average lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12719) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2013
Bottle at fiddler. Pours clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma of bread, dough, malt, light citrus. Flavour is light sweet and bitter, solid malt backbone with a little lemon. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Really excellent for a lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 18, 2000
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 re-rated 9-2009; courtesy of Ric Jackman - translucide and bright amber colour with a solid, creamy, persistent and slightly beige foam; a fair and charming flowery hoppiness with notes of oranges; a decent malt body and tart bitterness; subtle carbonation; long flowery finish with notes of caramel - should be used as a benchmark to judge all other lagers

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12489) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 Rerate. Fine clear amber with a medium, staying creamy off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, light toasted, grassy hops. Flavour has fine malts, caramel, toasted, good grassy hops. Bottle, from Metro Kolding. A weak yellowish amber with only a thin head. Aroma is weak, mostly malty and with a slight metallic feel to it. Flavour is sweet and with a dose of sweet caramel as well. A nice full feel for the type. 2.7

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (12485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Tastes like Schlitz with a pinch more hops. It is just a very basic lager that is more or less mass produced.


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