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RATINGS: 4205   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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simon4 (12) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2015
Zeer mooi smaakpallet. Fijne zoetigheid en leuk gehopt. Gebrande caramel in de nasmaak. Zeer mooi gebalanceerd bier. Geproefd en goedgekeurd bij aankomst in Zwitserland, Rolle. Verrassende ervaring.

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robobeerbelly (78) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2015
i actually didn’t like this beer. when i had it. it reminded me of paint thinner. i won’t be having it again.

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VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy light amber liquid with medium white head. Aroma of bread, floral hops, citrus, light tropical fruit, caramel and light earth. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of citrus, caramel, biscuit and earth. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Decent lager. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before, had it probably at least 30 times.

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cblado (298) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden amber color, thick pearly head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint caramel malt and hay, with some yeasty notes. Flavor is faintly bitter, with a sweet crisp finish. Overall a decent amber lager.

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Mark_Eck (1998) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a clear dark golden color. Aroma and taste are honey, citrus, and some bready malts.

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RW80 (2713) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
33cl Bottle. Appearance Clear amber with creamy off white head. Aroma: Malts, Light citrus, honey, light spices, Taste: Mostly Barley malts, but with a bit of herbal hops, some spices and light cardboard in the finish. (not in a bad way !) Medium body with light dry finish.

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Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours a light brown/orange with a fluffy white head. Head retention is great. AROMA: malty, lightly hopped, caramel, grass bitterness and lightly spice. TASTE: malty, light hop bitterness, caramel, spice, grass bitterness, herbs, faint herbs, hay and leaves. AFTER TASTE: spice, grassy, malty and caramel with and oily crisp dry finish.

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Rotaldinho (188) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2015
Lasting head and sweet lacing with caramel character. Mouthfeel is thick and a bit pasty in the finish. Other than that quite drinkable.

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bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2001
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Pours a copper color with quite a bit of carbonation. Has a hoppy, citrusy aroma. Flavor was hoppy and bitter, and just didn’t do it for me. As it warmed, the characteristics became much less appealing.

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VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2001
OK, after years of disliking this beer, I'm softening my stance after trying one the other night simply because it was the only beer other than BudMillerCoors the restaurant had. As far as widely available American lagers are concerned, this is the best. It has a great hop nose and slight maltiness to compliment its hop flavor and slight bitterness. Acceptable color and mouthfeel, no head retention and a pleasant taste. Not bad overall, but something about Sam Adams' beers (still) literally makes me sick to my stomach if I drink more than one of them in an evening. Have to respect their ability to compete with the Big 3 and retain relatively high quality.


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