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RATINGS: 4237   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
Decent aroma with a hint of vanilla. Full bodied head. It has a decent taste to it.


3.1
ferjho224 (44) - MEXICO - JAN 19, 2018
4.7% alc. Vol. Clear Amber color, medium head with medium retention, malty aroma, sweet malty flavour.

3
fadosolrela (13) - - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 La bière de Boston, de plus en plus répandue en France maintenant. Nettement plus de goût que la Budweiser mais trop amère et moins facile à boire que nombre de bières US. Celles de Chicago (Goose Island) sont tops.

4.8
lbailey (0) - - JAN 1, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Malty aroma, hint of caramel, medium bodied beer, just the right amount of hops for a lager. Smooth crisp finish best served ice cold from a bottle or frosted glass.

2
ectuohy27 (1310) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2017
Not entirely sure how i never rated this before, it's one of the classics that started a revolution in my birth continent ;) to my current taste it seems overhopped for the style, some caramel but not nearly enough for the type, perhaps due to competition from other US micros, perhaps because i've avoided Sam for a while (tall glass at EWR TA)

3.2
hrabren (1953) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja. Clear golden, small off-white head. Lightly hoppy - fruity and citrus, lightly grainy. Light bitterness, shows its hoppy profile. Light to medium body, moderate to high carbonation, light finish. As expected.

3.7
jobe977 (205) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2017
Bottle (4,9%). Clear cupper with medium head. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of orange and honey. Taste is likewise but with the addition of notes of herbs. Nice long lasting finish. One of the best beers labeled "Lager" Ive tried so far.

2.5
Nikokaoja (414) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - DEC 15, 2017
14. 12. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. A bit oragngey hue to golden colur. Small head. Somewhat special taste, a bit tart but pleasant. Unusual for a lager. Light bodied mouthfeel, drinkable. But that is about it.

2
BarelyCynical (27) - - DEC 7, 2017
Pretty average lager. Nothing offensive or great about it. Aroma is what you would expect. Tastes of a fairly standard lager. Enjoyable but forgettable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
the sauger (135) - La Pocatiere, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
Bouteille de 355 ml. Couleur rousse avec un joli col blanc. Arôme de céréales brûlés et de pain. Goût de fruits séchés et de céréales avec une légère amertume agréable. Bonne lager.

3.8
BeerBenji (22) - - DEC 2, 2017
Awesome beer, caramel notes with a bit of nutty flavor as well. A really solid lager. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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