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RATINGS: 4424   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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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
STRYKER662 (6) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
Samuel Adams is my favorite everyday drinking beer. It is very smooth, tasty, light and perfect balance of beer and beverage. Be careful of some bottles that have that mercury taste on them as I have had a few batches of bad stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UWDawgs (9) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
If they serve it on tap I will probably buy one. For sure my go to beer if I want something I can easily enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dtalou27 (13) - Freeburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Amazing example of a true American Beer. This is an excellent beer, which thank the lord, because it's a go to beer when the only other beers carried at bars/restaurants are bud and bid light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Valfar (78) - San Miguel, EL SALVADOR - OCT 24, 2013
I think this is my favourite USA beer. Sadly, this is the only type Ive tasted from the Samuel Adams family. It has an intense smell, like wood, coffee and citrus. It has a full body, very complex with a great taste (like orange peel). I like its deep brown color, very foamy. I just hope to taste more beers from the S.A. familiy to make comparisons.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (680) - - FEB 27, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 An amber unfiltered lager with white head. Aroma is bisquit, malty, yeasty. Taste is bitter and light sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tomg (5) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
Ive had fun trying hundreds of beers and ales but when i want a nice refreshing lager, i keep coming back to this one. Could be the Swiss Army Knife of malted beverages. A nice safe choice for parties where not everyone might share your interest in the extreme and envelope pushing projects.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craig30 (7) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
great dark beer great in a pint but oddly not as good in bottle form, god pint with a good head .

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbutler4699 (13) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2000
One of my three favorite beers. It looks wonderful as tastes almost as good as it looks (I admit to favoring slightly bitter beers). Not quite the equal of my all-time favorite, Leinenkugels Northwoods Lager, but its right up there with Crooked Rivers ESB.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bjorkattack99 (9) - USA - JAN 17, 2002 does not count
what can i say? im a huge Samuel Adams fan. good, clean beer, fine looking bottle, decent price and all. good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisfor (10) - USA - DEC 28, 2002
Great taste and after taste. Still a favorite of mine and always will be.


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