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RATINGS: 4426   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamTheBarrel (793) - Vallentuna, - SEP 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 355ml bottle, poured into a lager glass. Appearance is clear amber with a medium sized beige head with good retention. Aroma of bread, honey and butterscotch. Flavour of bread, honey, butterscotch and a hint of citrus and spices. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. An above average lager with good availability.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oiolosse (85) - - APR 30, 2017
Media pinta tirada de barril en T.E. Dingwall Building, Candem, Londres. Vienna Lager 5% ABV. Tiene una apariencia tostada y mbar con destellos rojizos, con una espuma delgada de baja retencin. 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 sulfurosa, 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. En definitiva una buena Vienna con algo de lpulo que cumple y refresca.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nephirem (440) - CROATIA - APR 29, 2017
Bottle, 0.35l. Clear copper pour, two finger soapy white head. Not much of a retention, ok lacing. Heavy on the nose, malty with strong vegetable presence. Medium body, strong on the carbonation. Average texture. Taste is mostly sweet with slight bitterness developing later on. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, sugar. To be honest, quite intense and cloying. Unbalanced. Throughout the drink there is that weird vegetable mouthfeel, even some faint tart notes. Overall, weird one. Not really up my alley. Cloying and unpleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popiela (828) - Pozna, POLAND - APR 22, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat chmielowy, słodowy, karmelowy, herbatnikowy. W smaku podobnie, świetny balans między chmielowością i słodowością. Goryczka zaznaczona, przyjemna.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Villyzzz (366) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 15, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours amber with big white head. Aroma has mild malts. Taste has caramel and malts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tinaccio (185) - Milano, ITALY - APR 8, 2017
Tasted at Fifty Five Bar, Camden Town, London, UK. Colour is copper with a small white head. Aroma is mostly caramel and malts. Light bitterness and medium sweetness. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Pours clear copper with a small white head. Smells of subtle caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet, caramel, hints of bread. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Boston Lager finishes with a subtle sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Banzale (249) - FRANCE - MAR 30, 2017
Acheter Auchan grande synthe. Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambr assez ple belle brillance reflet or. Mousse paisse qui redescend rapidement final col de mousse lger ar. Au nez : note de crales, malts caramel, petite note boise et de pin. En bouche : pour une pils/lager cest pas trop mal. La note crales et le malts caramel . Arrire bouche lgrement houblonn . Note boise et plus de pin je trouve . Longueur et corps plutt bien . Carbonisation moyenne .

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomasreganjnr (1) - liverpool, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017 does not count
The beer is very presentable and the colours are not too bold. The taste of the beer reminds me of an IPA. One of my favourite beers

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven1973 (412) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2017
Gezapft am Flughafen in Atlanta. Dunkles Bernstein, klar, kleine Schicht Schaum. Aroma: Hopfen, etwas blumig, wenig Malz. Geschmack: Karamell, leicht bitter, leicht angenehme Se

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craig30 (7) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
great dark beer great in a pint but oddly not as good in bottle form, god pint with a good head .


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