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RATINGS: 4438   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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3.7
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2013
For this review I will pour a little into a taster, and sip the rest from the can. I will provide a side by side comparison of the two drinking experiences except when it comes to appearance, as the can is not see through… From the can the beer pours a crystal clear, amber-orange color with a beautiful head of creamy, medium sized bubbles. The head leaves a lacing of sticky thin lacing that leaves spider webs on the glass. From the glass, the beer graces the nose with a clean, crisp, fresh cut grassy smell with a light biscuit smell wafting beneath the grass and giving a warmth to the nose. From the can, the smell is slightly intensified to provide slight citrusy notes with the grassy hops, alongside slight hints of wet dog and metallic can though those might just be me. The glass has the better smell. From the glass, the beer tastes cleanly bitter with a warming bready sweetness that balances out the beer. Acids are very light in the mouth, only providing a slight wetting to the tongue. From the can the beer tastes slightly sweeter, mellowing the bitters into a more manageable taste. In flavor from the glass the beer begins as medicinal bitters, but quickly blooms into wet, bitter grass with a warm backed biscuit dough and a touch of caramel. The beer finishes grassy bitter with a touch of lemon citrus. The aftertaste is very light with bitter grass. From the can, the taste carries some slight citric lemon from the start, mellowing out the grassy bitters and bringing the caramel malt more onto the palate. Doing this review, I am a little surprised that I am liking the can more than the glass. On the mouth, in the glass, the beer feels on the heavy side of light with a heavier carbonation of fluffy bubbles that blanket the tongue nicely and provide a slight scrub. From the can, the carbonation scrubs the tongue slightly more, perhaps due to the smaller hole. After the beer leaves, the mouth is left slightly damp with saliva. Overall, this beer is quite similar from the can and the glass, which is surprising since I have had several of the cans now, and actually thought it tasted a little different… That being said, this is a terrific simple lager with light complexities that make it interesting, while at the same time inviting you to drink more and more. Boston Lager is nearly sessionable, and is a great lawnmower beer in my mind. A true classic.


3.6
DoctorHU (517) - UKRAINE - JUN 24, 2017
330 ml bottle. Clear amber beer with average, quickly vanishing white head. The aroma is full of floral, spicy hops. Taste medium sweet, malty bread, medium bitter. Medium body. Light bitter finish.

3.5
PugUglyBrewer (612) - - JUN 21, 2017
Light amber to deep gold color with an off-white head of sudsy foam. Gain caramel and roasted grain set to the light easygoing nature of a lager. One of the first classical sesh craft beers.

3.6
omikr0n (922) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear amber to golden with thin white head. Aroma is peach, candy, malt. Taste is sweet with candy, fruits, malt.

3.3
Dazka (115) - Milan, ITALY - JUN 14, 2017
S: malt, hint of citrus hop A: yellow to orange, clear T: med bitterness, sweet finish P: med to lively carb ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Westy1130 (87) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Copper color, with medium/thick pillowy head. Aroma/Taste: Roasted malts, mild hops, almonds, chestnuts and toffee. Thick and chewy on the palate. The perfect transition beer to wean off macro lagers.

3.5
saintbase (708) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

3.6
azzurro (210) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 Wanted to try this popular beer. Had it after volleyball today. Definitely better than average. Had another after baseball last night (3.5).

2.8
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Big, long-lasting, white head. Aroma did not entice. Flavor strong malt, not as smooth as I was hoping. I was thirsty when I drank this but the flavor did make me want another one.

4
pachecoweld (10) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2017
This is my go to when at a restaurant that doesn’t have much to choose from and only offers macros. Has a nice rich roasty malt then to a light floral, then finishes with caramel. Very nice balanced beer, I feel like it’s much richer than your typical lager, not that it’s a bad thing but a bit unexpected on the first big sip. Always a safe bet when on sale at the store or when typical macros are only available.

2.9
tntracey (65) - - MAY 14, 2017
Reluctantly ordered this beer on a flight from Barcelona to Philadelphia. Was surprised by its pleasing aroma, appearance, aroma and taste. Good lager, no complaints.


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