Samuel Adams Boston Lager

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Type: Vienna Lager
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  • 4.2/5 
  • 4.60% 
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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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Reviews: 12

  • Oct 22, 2012
    Zman27 (23)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.1
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    A classic brew from Sam Adams goes down smooth and I can taste a slite hop note. The ceo of Sam Adams has created a classic brew for everone to enjoy.
  • Jul 11, 2012
    robames1 (4)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.5
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    An absolute classic craft brew. We have Samuel Adams to Thank for the evolution of craft brewing. Thanks!
  • Nov 21, 2011
    Donovan (5)Rank: Beer Novice
    5
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    This beer is a "perfect" beer. It has its own character, a favorite of mine for all time. Just enough malt, just enough hops. Anybody should be proud to have made this beer. I wish Jim Koch's grandfather could have seen how big his recipe has become, to be the new face for a great American beer.
  • Oct 4, 2011
    kaj-ii (769)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Lager glass]

    The pour was a clear medium amber-brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) white foamy head that was mostly lasting and produced some excellent lacing.

    The aroma was very light of grain malts, a floral hop and a cobweb scented yeast with hints of caramel and some spices.

    The flavor was little acidic and rather malty with a note of caramel at first and finished slightly bitter-sweet with a nice hop appeal at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration on the taste buds allowing you to enjoy the sweet hoppiness fully.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a lively carbonation.

    Overall a nice lager with a smooth flavor. Although a staple in the craft beer world, I had it years ago and it was much better then.

    Serving type: Bottle
  • May 26, 2011
    jetcrazy (4)Rank: Beer Novice
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    In my words there is no better beer. The first time I drank a Sammy I knew this is the beer for me. When your drinking one you know you are drinking a beer not something that calls it self a beer