Samuel Adams Boston Lager

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Type: Vienna Lager
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  • 14 
  • 3.9/5 
  • 4.60% 
  • 1232/3686 
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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: 14

  • Mar 24, 2010
    marcralph (2)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.5
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    Great lager taste with amber color. Aroma smells floral and piney hops. Awesome perfect balance of hops, roasted, bready and fillful. Did I mention its a meal in the bottle.
  • Nov 20, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    4.3
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    Always a good choice. The Boston lager pours a beautiful golden amber color with great clarity. On top sits a thick white head that leaves good lacing on the glass. A wonderful floral and piney hops fills the nose and leads you to the first sip. The taste is full of these floral and piney hops from start to the finish. The malt character is bready, lightly roasted and hold the hops in perfect balance. The palate has medium body and a smooth texture with average carbonation. Sam Adams finishes with a nice hopy fade. Cheers
  • Aug 14, 2009
    Temperment (3)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.6
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    The classic and original Sam Adams. This beer is my default beer when buying for taste, not to get smashed. The beer has a consistent and reliable flavor.
  • Jul 27, 2009
    Tholo12 (4)Rank: Beer Amateur
    4.1
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    This is my favorite beer!! I am ready to try it in the new Sam Adams glasses the Jim has started to produce. I want to see if it works and makes the beer smell and taste better. If it doesnt oh well I still will like the glass. Its a win win