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RATINGS: 4385   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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4.6
chrisfor (10) - USA - DEC 28, 2002
Great taste and after taste. Still a favorite of mine and always will be.

4.6
Celt44 (4) - Endicott, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
Hands down my favorite beer to drink on a regular basis. I just can seem to get past it when I’m pushing my cart through the walk-in cooler at the grocery store. I always drink this one from a pint glass to savor the aroma.

4.6
PubTimePete (2) - Waterville, Maine, USA - JUL 22, 2006 does not count
This is a great american beer that is readly available throughout the U.S in bottle or draft. I believe the draft is smoother. Great amber color with a rich flavor. This beer is a good one to keep on hand when having people over.

4.6
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Samuel Adams Boston Lager 24 oz bottle Recent bottling, appreciated 09/06 Medium pour in a pilsner glass Poured copper bronze with a 1/2 white mostly diminishing white frothy head. Smelt of dark bready malts and soft citrus hops. Taste was upfront medium piney bitter hops and very slightly citrusy as well, with the follow through a bit like sweet dark bread melding with the remaining bitter hoppiness for a pleasant lingering finish. Mouthfeel was medium and dry with lively carbonation. Overall, in my humble opinion, the best mass-marketed lager on the american market, an serves as a great entry point to the world of beer to the unitiated cheap american pilsner drinkers.

4.6
PlunkersDuo (6) - USA - MAY 5, 2008 does not count
*This is a Must try Beer* We really like this beer, It seems it is all a lager should be, rather than read the descriptions this is one you really need to go out and try. When we buy beer it is usually a toss up between the Sam Adams Boston Lager and something else.

4.6
soup (5) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2008 does not count
Dear God, Thanks for giving us such a wonderful gift. Spicy, hearty and smooth. Day or night, cold or hot it’s beautiful. Makes a GREAT beer batter. And it’s my lucky beer. 4 hours, 13 Boston Lagers, 2 dice, 1 casino 12k. Yeah, yum!!!

4.6
EnnuiDivine (23) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Everything good and noble about American beer can be applied to Boston Lager. This darkish lager plays Grey Goose to Budweiser’s Popov.

4.6
DeutschesBier (9) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2009 does not count
One of my all time favorites! A huge fan of anything made by the Boston Beer Company! This lager is so good, most of my foreign friends drink and enjoy it! Outstanding hop aroma and flavor, one of the freshest tasting beers available. Excellentt maltiness comes through on every sip, counterbalanced extremely well by the pleasant bitterness. Creamy head that you can stand your beer cap on! An excellent world class beer!

4.6
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - JUN 10, 2009
The original! Really great session beer. Perfect with steak, burgers or anything really. Great hop flavor but not too hoppy. Well balanced, great for drinking!

4.6
icehokie (1) - Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2011 does not count
One of my favorite beers. Hoppy enough to give good aroma andd flavor, but not overpowering. Pretty filling and has decent enough mouth feel to be a mass produced beer. Can’t go wrong here.


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