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RATINGS: 4414   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twb0392 (13) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Beer gets a bad rap from too many people because it is everywhere, not overly hoppy, and not high alcohol . However, like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, this is a classic and one of the few good beers you could find in the USA 15 years ago. It is well balanced, with both a slightly hoppy and malty smell and aroma. Crisp, clean, and a good everyday drinker.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AVLarsen (133) - 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 (21) - 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 (230) - 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 (292) - 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 (214) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuanCC (38) - Valencia, SPAIN - FEB 6, 2017
Muy refrescante, con notas florales en nariz, y de lpulo fresco, limn y un punto de miel en boca. Perfecta para iniciarse.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aholmes987 (23) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2017
Very well made lager, golden straw color, crisp dry mouth feel. Mildly hopped, earthy aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandorris (516) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasw przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZxWx (58) - MEXICO - JAN 30, 2017
Aroma: floral, caramel, sweet Appearance: amber, little hazy, minimal head, tan foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, caramel Palate: medium body, thin feel, average carbonation,


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