Lovejoys Samsons Best Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
It is a American pale ale, on the dry side and bursting with hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8988) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Cask - Slightly murky orange color. Lite flavor and mouthfeel... unpleasently bland. No hops are noticed. Plastic dull bland palate with a really pale bland flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (6986) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Had on tap at Lovejoyís in Austin, Tx. The tap handle said, "Son of Samsonís American Pale Ale", but Iím sure it was the same thing. Murky orange appearance with a thin light white head. Neutral aroma (probably due to smoke in the bar), so Iíll give a five for not being skunky! Odd, artificial flavor, reminds me of Nestea Powdered Iced Tea - the kind your Mom used to make before real Iced Tea became the thing. Slight citrus notes, but is "off" somehow. Mouthfeel is very thin and powdery as if made from concentrate. Letís hope their other "house" beers are of higher quality, becuase I will be back - Iím a sucker!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6198) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Inviting dark orange with nuge poofy head. Had this both on cask and tap. Slight hop character. Reminded me of the best English ales. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel and resiny hops. Flavor mirrors aroma plus nice bitter finish. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. rbwgtour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Cask poured, and awful. Easily one of the worst beers Iíve had. Smell was next to nothing. Taste was minimal, perhaps a hint of watered down hops, and incredibly bland. Very thin, and along with another of their beers, this tasted of spoiled milk. Never gotten a rotten dairy taste in a beer before, so I donít know what this means... I wouldnít waste your time with this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Cask-poured cloudy amber...no discernable aroma...taste is pland and somewhat imbalanced...not very good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1455) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2003
Think some quality control issue might be here, albeit a minor one compared to infection and the like. Meaning I have had more hopped and less hopped versions. This one was on the rather plain side. That said it comes off with a nice floral aroma and slightly fruity flavor and I certainly see it as a simple session ale with a decent working quality. Pert dun good if not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Cask draught glass at the joint- served a fine turbid dull orange color, one and half finger white head that laced awesomely. Aroma of very light malt and pine. Hits the mouth with a firm medium body, malt is very noticeable, some hops transversed with very light pine in the middle, finish is a little dry but lasting. There ya go!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 22, 2002
After a few sips, I traded this with a friendís porter. Bursting with hops? Whatever...

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