Samuel Adams Boston Lager 6
Beer, 355 mL
|Country :||United States|
|Producer :||Boston Beer Company|
|Alcohol :||5.1 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Vienna Lager|
|Style :||Medium & Malty|
Bright golden yellow colour with a thick head; aromas are perfumed and complex, showing sweet malt, delicate fruit, citrus/grapefruit, honey, light spice, with cereal, herbal/floral, yeasty, spice and pine notes; dry, crisp, well carbonated, medium bodied and rich, well balanced, flavours of malt, toasted grain, citrus, caramel and light fruit with herbal hops, hints of spice and bread yeast; pleasant bitter floral hops on the lingering finish.
A balanced and complex lager that is full-flavoured with hops and malt.
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.
While no caramel went into this beer, two-row barley gives a wide spectrum of malt flavour ranging from slightly sweet to roasted caramel. Notable hop varieties add a wide range of citrus, floral, and piney notes. There is no citrus in this beer.