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RATINGS: 4433   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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, - JAN 20, 2012
Ugly orange colour, no discernable odour, horribly sour taste... I could go on but I shant.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ginotarugo (59) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Big, long-lasting, white head. Aroma did not entice. Flavor strong malt, not as smooth as I was hoping. I was thirsty when I drank this but the flavor did make me want another one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pachecoweld (9) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2017 does not count
This is my go to when at a restaurant that doesnt have much to choose from and only offers macros. Has a nice rich roasty malt then to a light floral, then finishes with caramel. Very nice balanced beer, I feel like its much richer than your typical lager, not that its a bad thing but a bit unexpected on the first big sip. Always a safe bet when on sale at the store or when typical macros are only available.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tntracey (52) - - MAY 14, 2017
Reluctantly ordered this beer on a flight from Barcelona to Philadelphia. Was surprised by its pleasing aroma, appearance, aroma and taste. Good lager, no complaints.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
martpez (197) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Lovelly slightly sour malty taste. The old fashioned american style of beers this is perhaps a great example of. A little over carbonated but has a lovely copper colour and a deep rich taste

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriZZZly (171) - - MAY 13, 2017
Ar: Swiezy, rzeski, mocna slodowosc, herbatniki, troche karmelu, dobra nuta chmielu, generalnie bardzo dobrze, intensywnosc umiarkowana. Wyg: intensywny, lekko pomaraczowawe zloto, piana ladna, roznoziarnista, utrzymuje sie, swietny lacing. Sm: tak powinny smakowac wszystkie lagery, wysycenie srednie, slodowo, konkretnie, lagerowa wzorowa goryczka, zaznaczona, swietny balans slodowo-chmielowy, brak siary, niczego wiecej od lagera nie mozna oczekiwac. Pos: Slod, swietna lagerowa goryczka.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandamckay (2) - - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
m7hildeb (159) - - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a medium white head, nose is malty, hoppy and citric with notes of grapefruit and orange and a metallic pinch, taste is malty and slightly roasty with a moderately dry finish and some caramel in the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oiolosse (122) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 30, 2017
Media pinta tirada de barril en T.E. Dingwall Building, Candem, Londres. Vienna Lager 5% ABV. Tiene una apariencia tostada y mbar con destellos rojizos, con una espuma delgada de baja retencin. En aroma tiene un carcter muy restringido de malta tostada parecido a corteza de pan, bizcocho, dulzor ligero, notas a grano, herbal por lpulos, la intensidad en general es media baja, muy acorde a lo que se busca en una Vienna. El sabor es ligero orientado hacia las maltas, ligeramente tostada, corteza de pan es apreciable, algo sulfurosa, manzana, semi seca al final lo que la hace muy refrescante, el dulzor no es abrasivo por lo cual el lpulo se puede apreciar aunque este no sea el perfil de la cerveza. En definitiva una buena Vienna con algo de lpulo que cumple y refresca.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nephirem (448) - CROATIA - APR 29, 2017
Bottle, 0.35l. Clear copper pour, two finger soapy white head. Not much of a retention, ok lacing. Heavy on the nose, malty with strong vegetable presence. Medium body, strong on the carbonation. Average texture. Taste is mostly sweet with slight bitterness developing later on. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, sugar. To be honest, quite intense and cloying. Unbalanced. Throughout the drink there is that weird vegetable mouthfeel, even some faint tart notes. Overall, weird one. Not really up my alley. Cloying and unpleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popiela (836) - Pozna, POLAND - APR 22, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat chmielowy, słodowy, karmelowy, herbatnikowy. W smaku podobnie, świetny balans między chmielowością i słodowością. Goryczka zaznaczona, przyjemna.


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