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RATINGS: 4418   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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2.3
   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 cant 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 thats 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 IPAs from brewers like Stone, Ale Smith, and Smuttynose...the rivers 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven1973 (373) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2017
Gezapft am Flughafen in Atlanta. Dunkles Bernstein, klar, kleine Schicht Schaum. Aroma: Hopfen, etwas blumig, wenig Malz. Geschmack: Karamell, leicht bitter, leicht angenehme Se

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 .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2017
12 oz bottle aroma is a bit of citrus and cereal taste is of caramel and a little hoppy bitterness

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bursprak (2785) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle @ Superbowl XLI. Clear amber pour with a generous head. Notes of caramel, malty sweet, sweat and some honey.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AVLarsen (139) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Malty and nice. Not very bitter but has a dry aftertaste. Not my favorite but OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acaro (66) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2017
Aroma: Very soft cereal touches Appearance: Ambar with hazy liquid and minimal head. Taste: Medium bitter Texture: Medium body with thin texture and average carbonation. Bitter and abrupt finish. Overall: Not a bad beer but I was expecting something else (ad they told me, it is very similar to many spanish beers).

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
basaywhat (245) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color with beige head. Aroma has fresh, floral hops and some nutty malts. Taste starts with nutty and caramel notes and finishes bitter and hoppy. Medium-light body with good carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mikepitner (1) - - FEB 16, 2017 does not count
Great beer.. I live in Ma and never tried sam adams, i think as a kid and thats why i never tried again.....my palate and wallet then were reserved for natty ice and red dog, any how ....have a neighbor that always brings his own beer which is boston lager i decided to try it iut for myself....on 2nd beer poured into chilled glass....and i must tell you....THATS A DAM GOOD BEER..... great job.....will def get again JED is you read this....i just want to say thank you...AKA NEIGHBOR

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmzl (304) - SLOVENIA - FEB 9, 2017
Strong and rich malt backbone sweetness, relatively bitter, balance towards it, a bit harsh for vienna l, a lot of noble hops (citrus, hay).

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejackpacker (253) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. A really decent bet whenever you want to be sure of a good quality beer. If this is lager in Boston, I wanna live there.


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