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Samuel Adams Boston Lager Clone

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager Clone

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Beer Style: American Pale Ale  (10A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 10 US gallons

American Pale Ale
Beer Color


  • 20 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 4.0 oz - Liberty [4.3%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 0.8 oz - Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.0%] - Boil 15 min (Hops)
  • 0.8 oz - Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.0%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 2 pkgs - Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) (Yeast)
  • 1.0 oz - Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.0%] - Dry Hop 7 days (Hops)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.056 (13.6° P)
Final Gravity: 1.011 SG (2.8° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.9%
Color SRM: 7.0  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 35.6
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 10.00 US Gallons

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 Reviewed by Daniel on Mon Dec 12 2016

How does this qualify as a Lager if you use an Ale yeast? Not familiar with Nottingham I assumed it was a lager yeast but when I visited my primary a day later the air lock was flat-lined in my lagering room. I had to relocated the wort to a room that is 60-65 degress, and luckly the yeast began working.

Now in my secondary, I have returned it to the lagering room. Not sure this is going to make a difference in the flavor it probably will help in clerifying.

The 3 stars are based on the nose and taste test I pulled when racking from Primary to the secondary

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 Reviewed by Brent1992 on Tue May 27 2014

I purchased this kit from the Wine and Beer Guild after receiving a tweet from beersmith.com. I think if I had used the original poster's recipe on my settings it would have come out fine, as it was I had to add 3/4 lb of DME just to hit my original gravity at about 8 gallons. I hope it comes out drinkable, its just a waste of money to order it. Plus I was missing 4 ounces of liberty hops which the company responded immediately that they would send me replacements hops on Monday. Good customer service, poor execution on ingredients....assuming I received the right amount of grains that is, I never measured it. I will definitely try this again, but with my local home brew shop instead of the guild.

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 Reviewed by bzalez on Tue May 13 2014

Great recipe, really close. The Nottingham's went off well, great afters.Thanks.

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 Reviewed by setesh2000 on Tue May 6 2014

I've brewed this twice now and it is extremely close to the real deal. Very good recipe and beer.

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 Reviewed by nickyspike on Fri May 2 2014

this is very good. I would definitely brew it again. Would try it with lager yeast also to see how it comes out

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 Reviewed by mysticmead on Fri Apr 25 2014

recipe looks great, except the yeast. if you want to make a lager, use a lager yeast. Something like Saflager W34/70 would work as a substitute. Otherwise this would be a good clone for Sam Adams Ale

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 Reviewed by Carlos49 on Sun Apr 20 2014

What would I have to do to just make a 5 Gal. receipe? Add just have of the amounts in the ingredient list? or is there something else that I have to do?

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 Reviewed by Bigcity on Thu Apr 17 2014

Made this and it taste great, so I made a second batch which is fermenting as we speak. Thanks for sharing.

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 Reviewed by Kyken on Mon Apr 14 2014

I made 10 Gallons of this and it turned out very good and real close to Sam Adams this was my first lager I will make this again.

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 Reviewed by zymurgist05 on Thu Apr 10 2014

Darn close