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RATINGS: 4400   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at Frankie & Benny's! It's a lager. A lager wot has a taste but no more descript than say a euro lager. It's ok but nowt special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slatermcs (61) - - FEB 26, 2013
Draft. Minimal aroma, nice white head. Light body. Good example of a real American lager. No aftertaste, wish it had more overall flavor

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Amber color with a white head. Sweet malty flavor. It's not great but better than any of the BMC beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2013
The color is a dark golden with a head that dissipates quickly, and the aroma is very subtle with hints of yeast and dough coming forward. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sweet, and slightly sour; the palate includes a medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish to make a fairly solid beer.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carden1972 (11) - Montgomery, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2013
Meh. Its ok. No real hop aroma. A slight bit malty. Crystal clear. Cant complain too much. Not as expensive as the west coast brews. Dont know what else to say.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jehoesefat (364) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Smells somewhat floral, kind of sweet. Pours clear bronze with a thin white head. I am not a big fan of lagers, but this one is more flavorful than most American lagers, it has a little spiciness to it. Goes down a little flat and dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kalervo (1026) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Fine lager beer, nothing really fascinating, still decent drink. Well balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (341) - FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Yellow, almost clear with a medium white head. Aroma is light with grain and some citrus. Taste has grain, some corn and citrus. Smooth mouthfeel with a faint pleasant aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Ive never been a fan of Sam Adams flagship beer. The taste is a bit funny to me. I prefer the Sam Adams specialty beers much more over this one. Taste has always been metallic to me with a bitter back-end. Pours clear, reddish amber.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
As lagers go, this is up there with the best. Very hoppy, but smooth, I enjoy its inclussion in the variety packs as I probably would choose a more unique beer when shopping. The old standby.


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