Monday, 4 June 2012
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Boston Lager weighs in at 4.8% alcohol. It's brewed by the Boston Beer Company of Boston, Massachusetts. It pours an appealing amber colour. Its amply carbonated and topped with a wisp of white head. There is a faint aroma of caramel and biscuit. The flavour starts sweet and drifts toward bitter, passing through caramel and a twist of citrus, before coming to a halt with a surprisingly full-bodied aftertaste.
So, is Samuel Adams Boston Lager "America's World-Class Beer"? Maybe not. It doesn't really run with some of the premier offerings from the great craft brewers working from coast to coast. However, for a widely available beer--one that you can find in most reputable bars in the U.S.--the Boston Lager is elite. It's a brew that proves that mass appeal need not mean generic.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.