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RATINGS: 4224   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
msnelling09 (179) - 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.


4.6
TheCalebBedford (6) - - NOV 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 One of my favorite beers. Malty sweetness up front, with a hoppy bitterness at the end that isn't overly done. Well balanced. Kudos to Jim Koch!

2
dzenkalpic (86) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Rengi ambere kayıyor. Kokusu lager biradan çok ale gibi. Üzüm ihtiva eden tadı orta asitlikte ve metalik. Güzel bir aroma değil.

3.2
beergearbox (94) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2017
Bottle. Then here's to the City of Boston The town of the cries & the groans Where the Cabots can't see the Kobotschniks And the Lowell's won't speak to the Cohns.

3.2
beerbombthrower (11) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2017
This was once consider the standard for craft beer, which shows just how far we've come. Still a very smooth drinkable lager, but it lacks complexity and doesn't have anything of particular note that differentiates it. Still a go to for most sporting events that don't have any REAL craft beer.

3.1
eruizgarcia (359) - - NOV 3, 2017
For a seemingly rather simple lager, this is very good. Malty and smooth, just a hint of bitterness. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
nohopspleez (77) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2017
the first one I tried was pretty good, but, then I tried another and things became more clear. too much hops and not much flavor. not really a beer taste as much as a fermented taste. disappointed

3
mjdhobbs (13) - - OCT 24, 2017
This is a decent beer. Nice color and fine aroma with a good bitter flavor.

3.2
junkyarddawg (12) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Amber color. Grassy smell. Caramel, sweet flavour with a traditional bitter kick. Gets mote bitter as it warms. Better than the average mass produced American Lager.

3.7
hitemwitthehein (21) - - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 ABV - 5.0 IBU - 30 .Appearance: Golden amber, white head. .Aroma: Grassy, floral hops, bread, malt. .Taste: Malt sweetness upfront balanced by a slight hop bitterness. .Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. .Overall: B+ .No need to complicate it, this is a balanced beer. A staple. A go to. A drink one and grab another type of beer. Very enjoyable.

2.9
Fisler (692) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
Schönes Kupfer im Glas, in der Nase Malzig, im Trunk ebenso, Karamell, süß, Malz, brotig, ganz leicht bitter. Süffig, aber mir etwas zu gefällig. Trotzdem kein schlechtes Bier.


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