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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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (12125) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Poured a medium and clear orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of toasted grains, some citrus, and some caramel. Tastes of caramel and some citrus. A little grassy too.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (12004) - Troms, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
355ml bottle at Caffreys Corner in Kiruna. Orange colour with some foam. Fresh, but vague aroma. Fruity citrus flavour with hints of hops. Light bitter end. Medium bodied. Unexpressed potentiality, perhaps because it was served far too cold (13.07.2006).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (12001) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
great aroma, not really strong enough but what we get is nice hoppy , lots of different flavors and some faint swetnenss. clear orange, large thick offwhite head. flavor is dry, hoppy, sligthly bitter, a little sweetness from malts, well balanced. but in my opiniion it could be stronger.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (11770) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
Not too sweet or watery, nice for a lager. Bit sweet, and not up to ana verage craft beer. Some creamy mouthfeel and balance, crisp and dry aftertaste. Hint of floral aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11756) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
Clear orange golden colour. Minimal white head. Light bitter, light coffee, light roasted malt taste. Nice flavour, but too light. Light body. Nice light bitter, light dry, light astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11648) - Sborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: This is a suprisingly good beer. Nice colour, and fine aroma. Has a good bitter flavour. Had the opportunity to taste it as draught as well. Probably one of the best lagers on tab I've tasted for years.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (11550) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Tap@ Peoria bar and grill, Denver. pours golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste is malt, and a little floral hops. Thin mouthfeel. Not really bad, just boring. 080311

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 "not full and rich compared to what i really like to drink, but an ok enough effort nonetheless. i prefer the ale to the lager ever so slightly. good malty backbone and decent balance, just a little boring."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11282) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 355 ml bottle. 4.7% (2009 rating 4.8%). BB Nov/13. (Prisma) Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with a small white head. A sweet fruity and berry aroma with some mild hoppy bitterness, fruit tea and sweetish maltiness. The flavour is fruity and floral hops, fruity tea notes and some bitterness. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Slick palate. Tasty American Lager. Very Ale-ish Lager.


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