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RATINGS: 4225   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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Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2002
This is a good beer to grab when out at the bar or local eatery. Goes good with any food. A good example of what a lager is, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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coldandhot99 (18) - Abingdon, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2002
This beer poured nicely with a thick head and beautiful color. It was just a little bitter for me.

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aracauna (3685) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2002
This is good for a lager, the problem is that I don't really care too much for lager. And I hate trying to sound intelligent in my comments on these kinds of beers. It smells like a beer, tastes like a beer and looks like a beer. The only difference is that this tastes like a good beer instead of a bad beer. There's just no complexities that make this beer different enough from your typical lager taste to really talk about. It does have a darker color than most of the American lagers, so that's nice.

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IslandHaole (1299) - Misawa, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Rerate: After drinking several cases of this over the past few months, I have grown to appreciate what a decent beer this is. I know, it’s not a micro, but the damned best macro lager in the US. Original rate-Wonderful amber hue and just as described a ’hoppy, floral aroma’. A smooth drink but has a celery like quality that distracts from an otherwise very good Lager

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omhper (25753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2002
Amber coloured. Flowery aroma, medium body, crystal malt character. For a long time this was the only decent American beer I'd tried, as it was the only one available.

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theFinatUofI (45) - Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Excellent macrobrew. A beautiful, deep color yet the head is quite underdeveloped. A bit on the sweeter side with hints of bitterness which amounts to a little odd aftertaste. All in all a very balanced and soft taste.

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DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Malty nose, brown to amberish red in appearance, thin white head, some lacing but not much. Thinner body than would be expected, but nice malty backbone. Some bittering hops in the finish and mid-taste act as a good balancer. Heavily carbonated, solid mouthfeel, a good macro.

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FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Lovely golden color, not too much head which diminishes quickly. Slightly bitter, slightly toasty hops. Not really my favorite but I've never been big on Lagers.

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kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Decent beer. Amber color with a white head. Not bad for something you can buy in the grocery store. Decent blend of malt and hopps. a little light but not bad for a lager.

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JFGrind (2071) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2002
The Budweiser of macro-brews best drank on draft. .........................


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