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RATINGS: 4207   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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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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hitemwitthehein (5) - - OCT 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 ABV - 5.0 IBU - 30 A: Golden Amber, White Head S: Grassy, Floral Hops, Bread, Balanced T: Malt Sweetness, Bread, Slight Bitterness M: Light Body, Right Carbonation O: B+ Solid Drinkability, Good Session Beer, Any Season

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Fisler (659) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
Schönes Kupfer im Glas, in der Nase Malzig, im Trunk ebenso, Karamell, süß, Malz, brotig, ganz leicht bitter. Süffig, aber mir etwas zu gefällig. Trotzdem kein schlechtes Bier.

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meccahh69lol (326) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2017
The aroma has sweet top notes with some light skunk. The appearance is amber with some caramel tones. The taste is better than a standard pale lager, malty with some bitter, but not as distinct as many amber viennas. This used to be an upgrade on crummy beers and it still is sort of, but the gap has closed. Overall more like Budweiser than I used to think and not as good as I remember. Good for chilling outside before hitting up some casinos in Circus Circus and losing money :(.


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