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<strong>The Disgruntled Chemist</strong>

9/16/2007

Beer Blogging - Samuel Adams Boston Lager

More football, more talk writing, and now more beer. Next up is Samuel Adams Boston Lager, their flagship beer. I like this one, and I can't believe I haven't blogged about it before this. Here we go:



The pour: this beer has a great color that I usually don't notice, since I usually just drink it out of the bottle. It's a deep, rich gold that looks very cool when held up to the light. The head is very big, with large, white bubbles. It's also pretty persistent. The boston lager has an excellent aroma, and if you've seen that commercial about the amount of hops they put in, you know why. Usually, lagers don't have a very rich smell, but this one certainly does - lots of hops with some good, sweet malt behind them.

The taste: Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. Way more hops than your typical boring lager. The flavor starts off with a little bit of malt, but really nothing to speak of. The hops are a little citrusy (hint of lemon peel) without being bitter, which is good because bitterness wouldn't fit with this taste. There's some malt in the aftertaste, which serves to nicely balance the hops and keep this beer from turning into a full-fledged pale ale. I don't know if you'd call this beer a lager, but it is very well put together.

The rating: 7/10. A very solid, very drinkable beer. It's tasty while still staying refreshing, and it works equally well on warm days (like today) and colder days. You should go get some.

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