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Samuel Adams 1790 Root Beer Brew



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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The intensity of this unfiltered brew is immediately evident with spicy, herbal notes of sassafras, wintergreen and licorice. These are balanced with the sweetness of caramelized sugar, molasses, and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 29, 2009
Dark pour with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is a little smokey and sweet and very herbal with some grain. Taste is sweet and odd with some grassy spice and some moss. Caramel and molasses and brown sugar sweetness with a little tingle from anise and vanilla. Strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Drank on monday April 27 2009. Noah’s B-Day! Poured into a Samuel Adams Lager glass. Muddy brown in color, small head. Funky aroma of sassafras and licorice. All kinds of floaties in it... Taste is actually nice. Rootbeer characteristics. Licorice, sassafras, molasses, touch of vanilla and some sugar. Texture is average. Unique beer that I enjoyed sipping on. Huge thanks to stfun (josh) for hooking me up. This one can now be squashed off my wants list!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to daknole. Dated October 2006. Dark dark cloudy brown-orange with a quick white cover. Great vanilla, sasafrass root beer and slight molasses aroma. Taste is lots of vanilla and sasparilla, molasses, licorice and lingering root beer. Very good, but possibly difficult to drink much of.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Well I finally scored a four pack of the brewer patriot series. This beer is weird folks. Brown pour with a shitload of floating particles. Aroma of sasparilla, syrup and spices. I have no idea if this beer was actually good or not. It was weird with a capital W! Taste was very sweet and spicy with sasparilla, and A&W rootbeer notes. I dont think this was any good fresh. No way!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Ummm...quite strange. Definitely like old-fashioned root beer, but with alcohol. I have never liked the more old fashioned style of root beer, like Barqs..so this was not really my cup of tea. Did not really care for any of the flavors, but it was interesting to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Smelled alot like root beer and and a little like anise. The more i drank and the warmer the beer got, tasted more like anise and less like root beer. Good at first and I could barely finish the bottle. Nice try but not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
A very interesting beer. I didn’t think it was as bad as people had said it was. Root beer aromas with ginger and... um... root? Flavors were similar with just some alcohol on the finish. Not so bad really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
12oz bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a reddish-orange-brown with thin tan head. Aroma is decidedly root beer with notes of spice, ginger, grain, and hops. Flavor is also strongly root beer with some licorice, smoke, sweet and malty notes. Sweet malty finish with a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sandman2222 (42) - Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2008
A real solid brew by Sam Adams. I enjoyed the overtones of the sassafras, and the little bit of vanilla and spice that even and smooth out the beer ever so nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
This is a decent beer, and for the purpose of tasting old-school-esque brews, it fits the bill. It pours a reddish-yellow color with lots of particles. It has a grassy-ginigery-licorice style aroma. The flavor has a good deal of smoke in it with flavors of wood, anise, black licorice and some sweet malt sticking around. This one will not really be good with a float...

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