Dacrza (558) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
DATE TASTED: August 3, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Samuel Adams Boston Lager... OCCASION: watching Money Ball--and loving it!... APPEARANCE: handsome black and tan split-level body; thin white head that staggers on its reddish-brown base--looks inviting... AROMA: fragrant caramel malts breath a bready blast; sugary suggestions as well... PALATE: medium-to-light bodied with a swift, soft aftertaste--a red in the pattern of the many during its mid-90s deluge that we came of drinking age to at college...TASTE: strongly malted base forms the brunt of this old-time Hess Tavern offering; rather flat, rounded ops that profile as an ESB, though not enough hops surface to make an ale; a bit buttery too--but more in the feel than in the taste; the after drag is slightly warm and rough... OVERALL: a lagered, emasculated ESB that fulfills its March Ides duty but cannot demand much more on a cool summer night such as this...recently I toasted the anniversary of my wife and I by romantically recalling this beer set next to mine (a Honey Brown) on a college bar basement table; out of context, Killians looks nice in that oddly-necked bottle, but now under Coorsí auspices, one can see what is and is not present in this beer...
foyle (270) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thick off white head that falls moderately with some very light lacing. Head retention is good throughout the drink. Color is clear reddish-amber with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: malt is quite dominate with whole wheat bread and caramel. There is an earthy hop presence in the background.
Mouthfeel: fairly light and frothy with a quick somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: caramel and a strong bread presence with a mild earthy hops in the finish.
Overall: a decent and drinkable brew.
mjmoen (92) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Has a really nice roasty flavor.
Chicago_John (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer, not bitter at all. And not as light as one of the lite beers with a watery taste.
ordybill (161) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber colored lager that has a pretty good looking color to it and a nice aroma. Comes off clean and crisp after a sip which is to be exoected for a light bodied beer.
GreatDane1632 (658) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably my favorite beer to drink at a bar that has zero craft. Itís usually available and it does the trick. Clean with some nice malty flavors, nothing much to write home about, however.
FestDecBeet (289) - - NOV 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Look: pours an amber color. Off white head. Very clear.
Smell: heavy malt
Taste: malty. Sweet.
Feel: sweet. Medium carbonation
Overall: good beer. Easy drinker.
First drank home 11/25/14
gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid beer. A nice red. Better than I expected. Roasty malty and easy to drink.
sinfull (926) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color , thin white head. Aroma of malt , caramel, toast , hint of hop. Malty , bread and caramel in taste . Light hoppy bitterness. Nothing special.
drsordr (1268) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canít believe Iíve never rated this. Everyone knows what it looks like and what it tastes like, so I wonít waste my time. The biggest thing with this beer is the difference between the draft and bottle. Much prefer the draft.
Travlr (13673) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, small white coca cola head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is very malt forward and sweet.