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RATINGS: 4412   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ahnakel (10) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Not really the best beer I have had. I tasted at the request of a friend. It was not bad, but I do not plan to purchase again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
Always seems to pour a reliable amber color from the tap or bottle with a trim white head of foam. Mild with hops and balanced with caramel. A good ballpark beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nik925 (791) - USA - AUG 11, 2008
Ordinary, Malt and Metal taste dominate. It tries, and very well might be the best lager in the grocery store, but still ends up being a boring lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle. Solid beer but a bit plain for my taste. Medium body with hints of grain and malts. Palate is a bit think but overall a good entry-level craft beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Pours a golden amber with a carbonated white head. Taste of citrus, but not extremly fruity. Is a well balanced beer without a lot of depth. 12 oz. bottle from a 12 pack sampler

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper color with a decent white foamy head. Smell is caramel and sweet. Taste is caramel and malty. Mildly sweet. Not a great beer but one of the better from Sam Adams.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (3556) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin head, with some lacing, over a clear coppery gold body.....nose is of malts and mild non floral hops.....tastes promarily of mild to medium malt sweetness finishing with hop bitterness with a touch of citrus. Mouthfeel is light to mediun. A pleasant, but not particularly note worthy brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Pour is reddish gold with a pretty thick white head. Floral aroma of hops fills the nose. Pretty floral hop flavor with a light malt finish that you wish would linger just a little longer. Finish is clean but kind of abrupt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaysonl69 (24) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2009
not a bad beer, but not a great beer in my opinion. somewhat bitter aroma and dark appearance that reminds me of apple cider. mild hops with a decent bitterness, but somewhat watery consistency.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
Much better than most American lagers Ive had. A lot more color to it as well. I am very happy with this beer. Very nice hop and malt balance. A sweeter taste without all that rice and corn filler. Also a bit creamier than most lagers.


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