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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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anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2007
Draught. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Sweet malty and grainy aroma with some weak hints of hops. Sweet malty grassy and slightly hoppy flavor. Sweet malty and hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

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emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 19, 2007
This beer has a decent color nice amber with a rich head to it. There is a nice sweet smell of hops and malt. As you drink it you can taste some nice earthy flavors like clove and hints of spice and malt. Even though it is not high in alcohol it is still a refreshing beer.

3
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2007
[423-20070713] Bottle. Faint wheat and light alcoholic aroma. Golden orange-brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Medium alcohol and beery wheat flavour. Smooth medium body. Blended fairly well.

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mhot55 (99) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
"nice good overall session brew and starter brew. A huge step above standard macros (bud/coors/etc) but pretty much average for micro. Good full flavor for a lager- malt sweetness balanced nicely by hop bitterness. slightly sour near the end. good deep hue and decent head. pretty easy to drink. close to being a pale ale."

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prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
If you haven’t had SA Lager yet, you need to get out more, and watch television. Probably the most macro of the micros, this is a nice blend of hoppy and malty, and lots of people will enjoy it.

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cdeaton (66) - Madison, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Old reliable. Michelob and SA BL both call themselves "premium" lagers -- you tell me which one is lying. This actually looks like a beer -- amber color, small and diminishing head. It actually smells like a beer -- malty, hoppy, caramel. It actually tastes like a beer -- malts, caramel, a little creamy. It actually finishes like a beer -- hoppy and bitter. No, it’s not outstanding, but it’s the definition of solid.

3
EHSRanders (2086) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy bitter flavor.

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KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Amber color. Smell of dark fruit, malt, hops and bread. Taste of malt, bread, caramel, hops, hops and a nice refreshing aftertaste.

3
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle from my local indy. Certainly nothing spectacular but miles better than most bottled lagers from the major brewers available here in the UK. Certain hops and malt on the nose but in the mouth I think the malt takes over a bit and then the hops tend to reappear at the finish. Not bad but not fantastic.

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KnutAlbert (6792) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2007
A perfectly decent lager, refreshing with crisp hoppiness. I’d think thay had more interesting beers to ship to Norway, though, it is not lagers we lack.


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