smcolw (616) - 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.
czar (6504) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap on the premises - canal st. boston. clear dark golden, red tint, with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. toasted red maltiness, tobacco, specialty maltiness - sweetish, grassiness, minerals, clean yeast action. moderate carbonation, light body - oily ; semi-sweet spicy finish. just slightly under-attenuated but a pretty nice red ale.
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Canal Street. Lightly hazed amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, light spicy. Light-medium body, light resin.
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet tart malt aroma. Hazy red amber color. Bubbly persistent head about 2 inches tall and no sign of backing down soon. Flat caramel malt with a sour tart feel on the tongue.
slowrunner77 (8356) - 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 (3190) - 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 (4431) - 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 (2783) - 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 (5611) - 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.