Monday, 4 June 2012

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

The Sam Adams Boston Lager comes in a 355mL bottle that features the trademarked slogan "America's World-Class Beer".  Pretty bold statement--does this tasty lager live up to its hype?

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.

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