Sam Adams too bitter?

Hello
Just had a sam adams boston lager with my sandwhich and pretzels and while the aroma was quite inviting, the taste didn't seem to match at all. It went in bitter and finished even worse. Does anyone else have this opinion? Am I nuts? It seems there are some good undertones that are just getting drowned out by the bitterness.
Tx Mike
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Michael
snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Michael) wrote in news:7017cb4f.0407120845.23d93933 @posting.google.com:
Unless there was something wrong with it, Sam Adams Boston Lager is *NOT* bitter. It's actually a relatively sweet beer, compared with a lot of ale styles, though I can understand thinking it bitter if you're comparing it to the adjunct-laden mass-produced American swill.
It could probably even use a bit more hops to even out the maltiness. But then, I suppose it would be even less palatable to their target audience.
Whatever you do, don't try an IPA. Yet.
Regards, ~sethra (who freely admits drinking a Hop Rod and a Ruination last night)
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sethra
Sam Adams isn't neccesarily a drink you want to have with a meal. I wouldn't call it bitter, just strong. There's a lot of flavor to take in, and sometimes if it mixes with other tastes in your mouth, you can end up not knowing what it tastes like. Having said that, Sam Adams was the first beer I ever had (picked out for me) and I couldn't bring myself to finish the whole bottle because it was so strong. But after a few other types of less flavorful beers I was craving the taste of Sam Adams, and eventually moved onto the even smaller and stronger flavored brews. So don't dismiss it just yet.
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GuessMyName

Samuel Adams Boston Lager has a low alchohol content of about 3.9% Check the charts if you don't believe me. Also, it is about as dry as Guinness Stout. Quite bitter!
piddy -- no need for hyberbole, just the facts
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piddie

I hope you're joking.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager has a low alchohol content of about 3.9% Check the charts if you don't believe me. Also, it is about as dry as Guinness Stout. Quite bitter! The only thing strong about it is the hops flavor, which has faded a bunch in the past 15 years.
piddy -- no need for hyberbole, just the facts
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piddie
Woah, nice troll, piddy! You certainly caught one. Extra points for taking advantage of the old abv/abw issue that some Canucks can't seem to wrap their heads around.
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