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RATINGS: 279   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Immediate medicinal and herbal aroma. I did notice a hint of anise/licorice. The flavor was simply overpowered by the aroma. Not at all what I expected and nothing like the deScription on the label. All I could taste was band-aid’s. The worst beer from Sam Adams that I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BuckeyeBoy (4434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
12oz bottle pours out cola brown topped with a small head. nose is ginger root beer sweetness. Taste is more of the ginger root beer sweetness and a odd end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle - Cola and medicinal notes. Dirty brown with a small white head. STOP reading and don’t drink this. Pure medicine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
djd07 (7196) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with small white head. The aroma is strong ginger, booze, spice. Thin mouth, caramel, booze, herbal, nah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8390) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
i understand it may not be for everyone, but what a thoroughly enjoyable, unique, refreshing, and tasty brew! a lot going on here...see brewer’s deScription. it’s dead on. recomended."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KombatAle (127) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
23rd July 2009
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy amber beer. Slightly dry palate. Medicinal herb bitterness and then some sweet fisherman’s friend sweets. Slight smoky note. Finishes with more of the same. Very unusual tasting beer. Nicely balanced between herbal bitterness and spicy sweetness. Goes down very well. Complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Very odd little ale from Sam Adams. Very high concentration of molasses in nose and mouth. It scored well with me, but I don’t know if I’d drink it again (if it were even available). Rated 9/10/06

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brown body with an off white head. Licorice and hints of birch and burnt and caramelized malt. Hints of vanilla and light woodiness, not bad.

   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 (1570) - 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!

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