Saturday, May 2, 2009

Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Hard Science

Flavius: I have scientific proof that drinking beer is good for you!
Meterman: All one has to do is look at us. Umm. Perhaps just me.
F:I have proof; in the December 2008 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition consumption of beer (<2 per day) was associated with a lower progression of coronary calcium (CAC) when compared to non-drinkers. However, more than 2 beers per day was associated with a greater CAC. CAC is a known risk factor for coronary artery disease.
M: Wow, I am impressed with you Flavius.
F: Why? You didn't think I could read?
M: Some of those words had 3 syllables. I found a few flaws in the study.
F:How so?
M: None of the recruitment populations were from the Pacific Northwest, so they must have been drinking crap beer.
F: Right, none of that stuff is good for you!

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Ratebeer 3.2 63 percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +2

This is surprising; a nose of light hops, coffee and roasted malt. The taste is very plain for a lager with above average carbonation. The Sam Adams selection was nicely flavoured with roasted caramel malts whose sweetness was nice kept in check with a floral hoppy bitterness.

Aftertaste +1

All the flavours fade fast. Only the carbonation tinkle, slight roasted caramel and bitterness resides.

Alcohol Content -1 4.9%

Value 0

It was alright, but I have had better lagers.

Ingame Enhancement 0

This was another of the Palm Springs beers. If someone asked me to bring them a beer, I gave them one of these. They rarely asked me to bring them anymore beer.

Overall 2/10

Meh, in all boxed beers there must be balance.

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