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RATINGS: 4225   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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2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
I usually scoff at this company because there "pseudo craft" stylings can’t compare to other mainstream craft breweries like Sierra Nevada or Rogue etc...To be honest, I think most of Sam Adams repertoire is slightly worse than average with a couple of exceptions, notably the new Imperial Pilsner, which I consider to be a freak anamoly from this company...In fact, I am quite certain that Sam Adams’ executives will decide that the Imperial Pilsner offering (while, in this progressive beer drinking society, makes some sense on paper, and is exceptionally satifying on the palate by any standard measure of beer drinking) is too good for their "teetering around mediocrity beer that’s guzzled by people who think that they are drinking something sophisticated" type image... and furthermore, that if the "average" Samuel buyer wants beer this good they should seek accomodations elsewhere. Also, I am investigating the possibility that some other, better company with a higher standard of what constitutes great taste and outstanding craft has brewed the Imperial Pilsner FOR Samuel and Sam has just stuck their "I have just stepped off the fucking Mayflower" logo on it...Fucking-A...Proxy brewing motherfuckers...he should just drown himself in that vat of stale swill that he sits in on the television commercials...maybe then when he ascends to heaven he will be able to see what a real beer is supposed to taste like...cause in heaven the lands are filled with premium IPA’s from brewers like Stone, Ale Smith, and Smuttynose...the river’s flow with belgian ales...and in the darkness of night THE STOUTS OF UNDERWORLD RISE...people piss Boston Lager and watch it stagnate into Cherry Wheat...Now with that said...I will drink this beer if the only other options are Bud and Coors...


3.5
artemb (1188) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 22, 2017
Clear amber, strong head. Fruity and malty flavour, some spicy hops. Fruity sweetness with light spicy and hoppy bitterness. Some caramel and toffee in the flavour. Good malty lager.

3.7
WBlankenship21 (9) - - NOV 20, 2017 does not count
My personal favorite Sam Adams. A classic if ever there was one. An IPA for the un-initiated. Great on the palate but very smooth. Extremely flavorful but very forgiving. Like an old fiend, patting my on the back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
TheCalebBedford (6) - - NOV 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 One of my favorite beers. Malty sweetness up front, with a hoppy bitterness at the end that isn't overly done. Well balanced. Kudos to Jim Koch!

2
dzenkalpic (86) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Rengi ambere kayıyor. Kokusu lager biradan çok ale gibi. Üzüm ihtiva eden tadı orta asitlikte ve metalik. Güzel bir aroma değil.

3.2
beergearbox (96) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2017
Bottle. Then here's to the City of Boston The town of the cries & the groans Where the Cabots can't see the Kobotschniks And the Lowell's won't speak to the Cohns.

3.2
beerbombthrower (12) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2017
This was once consider the standard for craft beer, which shows just how far we've come. Still a very smooth drinkable lager, but it lacks complexity and doesn't have anything of particular note that differentiates it. Still a go to for most sporting events that don't have any REAL craft beer.

3.1
eruizgarcia (360) - - NOV 3, 2017
For a seemingly rather simple lager, this is very good. Malty and smooth, just a hint of bitterness. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
nohopspleez (77) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2017
the first one I tried was pretty good, but, then I tried another and things became more clear. too much hops and not much flavor. not really a beer taste as much as a fermented taste. disappointed

3
mjdhobbs (13) - - OCT 24, 2017
This is a decent beer. Nice color and fine aroma with a good bitter flavor.

3.2
junkyarddawg (12) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Amber color. Grassy smell. Caramel, sweet flavour with a traditional bitter kick. Gets mote bitter as it warms. Better than the average mass produced American Lager.


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