boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Doyle’s: This one pours a hazy, darker golden color. It has a small white head that leaves some lacing. Lighter but nice aroma. Mainly notes of coriander and wheat. The taste is good. Medium to lighter body. Wheat and coriander are the main flavors. No real sweetness or bitterness. Crisp, refreshing. Pretty nice brew.
sonnycheeba (2520) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Pours lightly hazy amber with thick, creamy white head; good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, light caramel, dates, pears, grassy and floral hops, and light toast. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting light fruit esters, light herbs, and some floral and grassy hops. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a white frothy head. Light body. Tastes like lemon, cardamom, coriander. Smells like cereal, bready.
Sammer (964) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very solid tasting beer, overshadowed by the tragedy that unfolded the day after I tried this in Boston.
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Salty, umami. Almost sweat.
Appearance: A clear dark straw colored beer. An off-white head with small lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, cheese and grass.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a fresh texture. A small body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Clean, refreshing, smooth
Note: On-tap at Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston. Reviewed 2013-03-30.
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seeing this as the only 26.2 by Sam Adams on this site makes me assume it’s the Boston Marathon 26.2 IPA that I got at Doyle’s in Boston.
As is the only way to have it served since it isn’t bottled, I got it on tap. To me, this is the best beer to have in summer time. I only had it once, but I’d be drinking this any time in place of their Summer Ale. Both are good, but there’s something really refreshing and citrusy about the 26.2. It has a pretty light mouthfeel, which is to be expected from a summer-like beer, and it also has a GREAT, subtle lemony citrus flavor.
An excellent Boston exclusive... I wish it was bottled. Sigh.
MadIndian (2213) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice brew. Notes of wheat, corriander and caramel malts. A bit thin in the body and could have used a tad more hop.
Zombiebrew89 (1) - - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smooth, light, and extremely enjoyable on a hot summers day! Slight fruity finish, reminds me of cantalope. Wish.this was available everywhere!
BroSpud (1513) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at British Beer Company. Pours a golden orange with a white head. Light and refreshing with lemon and coriander flavors. Not bad.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Sam Adams tour. Hazy amber pour with large white head. Spicy nose with hints of coriander. Slight sweetness. Has a bit of breadiness on the finish. Not a bad beer. Could drink a lot of it