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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
I didn't get the sweetness that the description talks about. I taste hops with a slight bitter finish. Not bad but not my favourite.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Not bad at all, though it did have a little "diffrent" aftertaste, almost mediciny, but tolerable. The beer seems over-rated, but I would drink it again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
This lager comes up just a little short all the way around. It is good but not great in all catergories. I prefer the Boston Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 26, 2003
a nice hoppy lager, very much in the european pilsner tradition. very easy to find for a "drinkable beer" good distribution earns them extra points

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 2, 2001
Not overly impressive, this is still a step above most other North American lagers. Nice light brown color and no grainy tastes are both a plus. However, it is slightly more hoppy than I like a lager to be, so I wouldnt exactly describe it as refreshing. A winner nonetheless. I, too, have noticed a soapy taste from time to time.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hugerat99 (25) - USA - JAN 31, 2002
I find sam adams to be rather inconsistent. When I get a good bottle it is quite drinkable, but can also be rather poor.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
Nice looking beer and is great to share with your friends. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 Can someone please explain to me why it is damn near impossible to get a decent Sam Adams on draught even in Boston. It's certainly better out of the bottle but it has a metallic, copper-infused-like bitterness to it that really isn't very pleasing. It's hard to find a bar where the beer isn't oxidized and flat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7553) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with a light note of dust/sand. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty good for BBC, but sour and uninteresting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2002
nice amber color, with a decent head. pretty malty...just so-so


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