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Old 05-12-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Sam Adam's Boston Lager

I tried this beer again last night for the second time ever, as I really didn't like it the first time, remember it being just nasty bitter, not hops bitter but, well I can't describe it but nasty bitter. So I had it again and it was entirely different. It had a citrousy taste to it that I actually liked. Anyone else ever have this with a beer before... try it once and hate it, the next time it's a descent beer?

I also had the honey porter, scotch ale, boston ale, brown ale and whatever else is in that 12 pack of 6 different brews, didn't find one I didn't like.


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Old 05-13-2007, 01:16 AM   #2
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I agree, I had sam a long time ago in college ('nuff said) and it was exsactly as you described. I've had it again recently and found it to be a nice well rounded beer. I think it might be because my palate is getting used to more bitter beers. I've developed an appreciation for hops I thought the change was in me, but it might be because of the change in production at sams, they're a pretty damn big brewery now.

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Old 05-14-2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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I usually like Sam Adams but this weekend I had one with the same nasty bitterness you describe. Its probably just what happens to the beer when its too old, stored improperly or skunked.

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Old 05-20-2007, 01:53 AM   #4
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Sam Adams Boston Lager has always been a solid session beer to me.

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Old 05-20-2007, 03:13 AM   #5
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Sam Adams, IMO is a decent beer, but not something I prefer all the time. I've drank my share and find SA not bad. And you can save the bottles. As for the bitterness I haven't found one yet. But to each his own. I still prefer my own any day.

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Old 05-20-2007, 05:24 AM   #6
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I usually like Sam Adams but this weekend I had one with the same nasty bitterness you describe. Its probably just what happens to the beer when its too old, stored improperly or skunked.
There is a freshness data on the bottles. If you find a pack that is out of date you can get it replaced by order of Jim Koch.
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