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RATINGS: 4419   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2002
Good beer, I just dont like it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Initially I wasnt impressed, but its easy to drink. The finnish has this flavor of coffee or chocolate which is probably the best part. Initial flavor was kind of bland....very fizzy and bubbly feel and swallow.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
achtungpv (259) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2002
I avoided this for a long time. Didnt believe my northern friends had any taste in beer. This isnt bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2002
My favourite lager. A good stand by in bars where everything else has lite in the title. Well balanced, crisp, and drinkable. Not exactly a complex finish but decently hopped. Surprisingly bitter, actually.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2004 Surprisingly good for an American lager. Slightly hoppy and dry. Good when nothing else is available except the usual american macros.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2002
I think this beer is highly overrated.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
enough already

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
These guys get points for having raised consciousness about microbrewing, but their flagship lager isnt their best brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Nice amber color certainly looks good. But looks can be deceiving. This is a pretty average tasting beer with a little more roasted malt flavor than a macro-lager IMO. But it is widely available and sometimes the best choice where there is limited availability of better beers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
one of the better lagers out there. golden orangy colour. some sweet maltiness and decent hops.


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