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RATINGS: 4400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
shanoknowsfood (93) - Hawaii, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle from a friend. Goes down sweet & smooth. Very refreshing. But thin & watery. Palate is metallic and wheat. Tastes like its made with formaldehyde. Gave me a bad case of heartburn! Ill stick to dark, rich ales.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1114) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2017
Pint on tap at Local Taphouse, Sydney. Sweet malt nose, golden amber beer with thin white head. Full-bodied, burnt caramel malt taste. Finish is more malt with a little hop bitterness. Nothing outstanding but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yased (187) - MEXICO - JAN 12, 2017
De la Boston Beer Company(USA) esta Vienna Lager de nombre Samuel Adams Boston Lager, estilo de fermentacin baja creado en la ciudad de Viena en donde actualmente esta casi extinta su fabricacin, el estilo en algn momento fue muy popular en las grandes cerveceras mexicanas introducido por cerveceros austracos aunque posteriormente estas mutaron en cervezas mas dulces y llenas de adjuntos mas orientadas a las actuales International Amber/Dark Lager, un estilo que esta pronto a pasar a la categora de Historical Beer por su escasez en el mercado, el standar dicta que debe de ser una cerveza de perfil maltoso, sin adjuntos que modifiquen la complejidad de la malta, lupulos herbales de los llamados nobles o del viejo mundo, malta Viena sin aplicacin de maltas especiales para el sabor y perfil seco, de contenido alcohlico restringido, esta Samuel contiene un 5% ABV. En apariencia cuenta con una corona de espuma delgada de perlas compactas y cristalinas, baja retencin, caractersticas no muy bien asociadas a el estilo, en color es una cerveza ambarina clara con destellos rojizos y cuerpo ligero. En aroma tiene un carcter muy restringido de malta tostada parecido a corteza de pan, bizcocho, dulzor ligero, notas a grano, herbal por lpulos, la intensidad en general es media baja, muy acorde a lo que se busca en una Vienna. El sabor es ligero orientado hacia las maltas, ligeramente tostada, corteza de pan es apreciable, algo zulfurosa, manzana, semi seca al final lo que la hace muy refrescante, el dulzor no es abrasivo por lo cual el lpulo se puede apreciar aunque este no sea el perfil de la cerveza, fuera de la retencin y corona de espuma esta muy bien adecuada a lo que uno esperara.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mahkus (126) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
A good proper head. Amber coloured. Quite a hoppy smell for a lager. Nice taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (846) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
A little dry..but crisp and bold medium body. Basic decent beer. Not much to say.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (6445) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2017
16 oz pour on draft at National Pastime in the National Harbor. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of malt, grains, wheat. Tastes of malt, light caramel, grains. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolfcarnival (280) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle, pours amber with a white head. sweet bready mashy aroma. tastes of pale malts, faint piney hops. clean finish, light as fuck. decent mass produced lager

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (332) - Utah, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Its a good beer, but not any thing special. Boston brewing has done what they both best and thats brewing a good drinkable lager.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7132) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
330ml bottle at home in Blaendulais as Samuel Adams Boston Lager, 4.8%, BB June 2017. Clear amber, sparkling with a dense foamy off-white head, very full lacing. Aroma is toffee-ish, lemongrass and orange peel. Body is rounded, frothy, soft carbonation. Taste is smooth malt, pithy orange, minerally, more lemongrass, a little woody and a touch metallic in the finish. Very drinkable. Fine. Could easily drink several of these.


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