3.0 out of 5
Very carbonated...Very floral/citrusy aroma with slight yeast underneath... grain/yeast taste with a slightly yeasty aftertaste....almost too much carbonation. Earthy citrus.
2.3 out of 5
Pours to a reddish amber. Very carbonated with a bubbly, sudsy thin head. Aroma is of malty sweetness with a hint of light hops. Strong malt and hops taste, with slight citrus flower and more spruce flavor. Spicy finish with an aftertaste that dissolves quickly into a sticky but smooth malt mouth. I can see pairing it with something very flavorful for contrast, like steak and onion rings, but not by itself.
This is my go-to beer just about any time. If I'm not looking for something specific, but just want a nice refreshing brew (particularly when it's served bitingly cold), the Boston Lager is the way to go.
You should also check out the offerings from Goose Island in Chicagoland. They have some really good stuff. Their 312 is a nice refreshing wheat beer, Green Line is a nice ale that's almost IPA hoppy but not as citrus-laden, the Nightstalker is a double-fermented imperial stout that has ruined me for life - no beer will ever stack up to the rich complexity that comes in that 22oz bottle (only drink it with a snifter, btw).
I really love Maudite. It's the beer that introduced me to good beer.
3.3 out of 5
Pours a foggy dull amber, lightly carbonated and with almost no head to it. Smells strongly of malt with an almost undetectable wisp of floral hops or citrus. Bitter hops flavor riding on a caramel sweetness, along with a pop of carbonation. Sour citrus-y aftertaste followed up by a malt-laced caramel mouth.
Figured I'd try a lager, since I know I go pretty heavy on the Ales. Then I remembered why I go heavy on the Ales. Not bad, not great.