Samuel Adams Boston Lager helped lead the American beer revolution by reviving a passion for full-bodied brews that are robust and rich with character. When it was introduced in 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager was unusual in a world of thin, light-bodied beers that were being churned out for mass market consumption.
Just six weeks after its introduction, Samuel Adams Boston Lager turned the beer industry on its ear when it was named “The Best Beer in America” in the Consumer Preference Poll at the Great American Beer Festival. At less than two months old, Samuel Adams had secured a place in the history of American brewing.
Complex and balanced with a beautiful hop aroma, best describes it.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is an excellent example of the fundamentals of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex. that unique flavor is the result of a perfect combination of our signature hand selected ingredients and a traditional four vessel brewing process.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager uses only the finest ingredients including two-row malted barley and Bavarian Noble hops. The sole 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 roasted.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager also take great pride in the Noble hops they use. They’re hand selected by Jim Koch and their brewers from the world’s oldest hop growing areas. Although they are among the most expensive hops, their unmistakable aroma and taste is essential to Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The Noble hop varieties of Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Tettnang Tettnanger add a wide range of floral, piney and citrus notes, which are present from the aroma, through the taste, and all the way to the lingering smooth finish.