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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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HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12oz Bottle. Pours golden, white head. Decently finished and balanced lager with all the lagery bits in the right part.

3
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
orange/yellow, clear with some bubbles and frothy white head. nose is a bready sweet lager. almost reminds me faintly of a belgian dubbel malt aroma. thin body and very fizzy. has a sweet lager background but with some yeasty breadiness as well. odd for a lager. it has actual flavour but i’m not sure it’s what i’m looking for in a lager

3
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
[bottle] Fresh noble hops aroma with some biscuity caramel malt. Clear light copper appearance under a lasting, white cover. Weak caramel malt flavour that is biscuity and followed up by weak noble hops. Fairly simple and with a bitterness that is not sufficiently offset by maltiness or hoppiness. Medium to high carbonation, light to medium body, slight nutty tang finish.

3
magsinva (1428) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2011
tap - overall I’d rate this beer as drinkable. It is malty with a mildly bitter finish. Pours with a decent head and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

3
prawlie (1676) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
355 mL bottle poured into a Westmalle glass at home. Orange/pale brown coloured, quite fizzy but with a short-lived head. Smells a little of malt, but also has something else to it, a bit hoppy, overall quite nice. Tastes malty, a touch sweet and a little dry, with a hint of bitterness. Personally as American lagers go I prefer Brooklyn’s offering, this is just a little bland.

3
Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Würziger Geruch, eher dunkles Aussehen. Sehr würziger Antrunk, der allerdings durch den folgenden wässrigen Durchhänger nicht ganz überzeugen kann. Im Nachgeschmack wirds dann dezent malzig, allerdings auch nur eine kurze Zeit. Ab und zu, warum nicht? Test vom 19.11.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,10,9,6,6,9 - 8,95

3
Grima (2506) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2011
Reddish blond color with high and longlasting foam The smell is spicy, hoppy, slightly sweet.It starts spicy, with a strong hoppy bitter aftertaste...

3
OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Not bad. One of my first ventures into the non-typical macro brews (even though they pretty much are one now). Don’t know how much new can be said about this one. Decent beer when not much else is around and probably the only thing readily available at any restaurant. Malty, citrusy, somewhat hoppy. Semi-sweet and pleasing. Good for a beer batter as well.

3
milehighchaos (2) - Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011 does not count
Good average craft lager. I keep some on hand to convert my macro drinking neighbors.

3
Ktwse (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Pours light amber with a big white head that disappears quite fast and leaves little lacing. Aroma is bready malt with a hint of nuts, there’s some floral hops in there as well, but overall it leans towards the malt. Taste is a very well balanced floral bitterness with some herbs, Surprisingly, not so much malty tones in the flavor compared to the nose. Body is medium on the light side and the carbonation is a bit too heavy for my liking. I much prefer Brooklyn’s vienna to this one if we’re talking largish micro brewers.


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