smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber/light brown color. Moderately hazy. Although the head is modest, it does leave ample blanket lace on the glass
Earthy, dry malt aroma. Very faint hop nose.
Better hop presence in the taste. The malt is still the stronger flavor, still earthy. The aftertaste is well balanced, but short lived. The body is richer than most with a slightly higher level of carbonation.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"a simple beer that ends up pretty boring, though it’s got a decent rich malty aroma going on. little hop presence, though, so little balance. this feel, lack of follow through on the flavor. eh."
guisepp (3) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can see why this is Boston Beer Works flagship. Was surprised to find that it is only 5% abv. The malt is butterscotchy. The finish is smooth.
edgallow (2192) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head . Aroma of sweet malts and spice. Taste is malty, and grass
Cybercat (3377) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin light tan head. Malty aroma has a hint of cloves. Flavor has more of cloves than the aroma, tasty and satisfying. Texture is fairly fizzy if a tad thin. Get your red socks on!
puboflyons (2170) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Cloudy medium brown pour with a short burst of white head. Fades fast and no lacing. Flat. Some roasted caramel malts on the nose and some hops but neither jumps out as unique. Light to medium body. A little sweet malt and some bitterness at the end. Everything about this just feels routine and like a weak copy of Sam Adams.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a small fizzy off white head. The nose is slightly sweet and toasty with some caramel and husky malt. Light minimal floral hops. The flavor is sweet as well, thin caramel malt and husky toasted malt. Some moderate floral hops on the finish, but the sweetness overtakes the bitterness in the end. Light bodied, a bit clingy with fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring stuff.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
If this is "american brewing renaissance " we are in trouble. Tastes like a skinny killians. Red body with no head. Kind of an off caramel smell and not so great taste.
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An orange copper ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, light butterscotch malt with light sulfur notes. In mouth, a butterscotch malt with an oily mouthfeel, faint German hops, boring. On tap at BBW Airport, Oct. 10 2011.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Fenway. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, light malty. Sweet, malty and slight hoppy fruity. Subdued bitterness and sweet malty finish. Ends medium dry.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops and malt. Poured copper in color with a small, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet malt finish.