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RATINGS: 4386   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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drjay44 (3712) - 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
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
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
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
Much better than most American lagers I’ve 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.

2.8
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
Above average score for a lager, IMHO. Drank from a bottle from the LCBO. Very nice for an American macrobrew. Goes down smooth with a nice hoppy malty finish that’s not too strong. I wish I could buy this for much cheaper up here in Canada. Perhaps I’ll pick up a case next time I’m in the States.

2.8
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle.Pours amber with a white head.Aroma of apples , grainy malts and some noble hops.Flavor is fruity and malty with hints of butter and hops.Somewhat bitter finish.Kinda nice for a lager ,but one dimensional.

2.8
daje (4436) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2011
Tap at Laundromat. Clear amber color, small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malt and fruit. Taste of bread, caramel and malt.. Good carbonation. Drinkable

2.8
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Light copper/amber color with short lived white head. Aroma of herbal hops and some malt. Bread and yeast flavor with a good amount of hops. Medium bodied. Not exactly what I expected from a lager, but ok.

2.8
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber. Off-white medium sized head w. medium duration. Aroma with hops, malt, bread, fruits and a bit of spice. Taste is slightly bitter and metallic. Oily palate and low carbonation.

2.8
odinstyr (797) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2012 Pours a clear amber with a 2-fingered white head. Smells of hay, bread, hint of floral. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, light malts, honey


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