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RATINGS: 1912   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Rich amber color and a thick, creamy head. Introduced into the U.S. in 1981. Gold medalist (amber lager) at 1998 World Beer Cup.


Dacrza's rating

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dacrza (543) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
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...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chicago_John (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
Not a bad beer, not bitter at all. And not as light as one of the lite beers with a watery taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (144) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FestDecBeet (241) - - NOV 26, 2014
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

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gilvanblight (804) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Solid beer. A nice red. Better than I expected. Roasty malty and easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinfull (901) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Amber color , thin white head. Aroma of malt , caramel, toast , hint of hop. Malty , bread and caramel in taste . Light hoppy bitterness. Nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
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.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, small white coca cola head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is very malt forward and sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Free ticky tick tick. A: Cloudy red with a thin white head. Lacing. N: Pine, biscuit, leaves, hint of honey and heather. T: Bigger sweetness. Not much bitterness - which surprised me. Clean. M: Medium body, light carbonation, no alchol. O: Clean and easy to drink. Definitely on the sweet side, though. A clean and uninteresting beer that exists.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"not bad. i like the use of caramel malt here, but thereís really not a whole lot else going on. poor manís red...another one that iíll take if itís free but donít buy."


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