malkyore (203) - - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with the nicest head that I’ve seen from a sam adams beer so far. Nice hazy yellow color. Aroma has a distinct "beer" smell with maybe a hint of citrus. Tastes like a good lager. Metallic wheat and yeast mostly. With a decent balance of malt and hops. Not good.... Just decent. Overall this is one of my favorite lagers and it is definitely a notable beer. It is a decent lager with a sort of complex flavor.
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated based on notes taken 23 Jun 2012 -- A zesty and refreshing beer. Spring time is the perfect time for this beer.
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a very cloudy color forming a big creamy, thin bubbled and solid white head. Good retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings formed and left in the glass
S: Smooth and pleasant in the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of sweet grains, pepper, spices and flowery hops. Notes of oranges, orange zest, pumpkins and bready low fermentation yeasts
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Very malty and bready. Strong notes of orange and orange zest. In overall, a quite smooth and slightly sweet beer. Mild bitter hops bitterness
M: Light and very smooth body. Medium carbonation. Bready spicy aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. Smoothing ans refreshing. Another great Samuel Adams beer
[ BA Review @ 10/31/2013 ]
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"similar to, but different than the noble pils. tettnanger hops in here? the aroma and flavor are leaning towards being stright up fruity with a little less crispness and hop bite than the pils, but it is still quite good for a lager. "
CelticBrew (845) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle a slightly cloudy golden/amber color with a big white head. Aroma is of malts, hops, citrus, moss, slight pine, and some floral notes. The flavours are definitely on the sweet side, with honey, lemon and light-flavored malts, with some dry and semi-spicy hops show through a little bit in the finish and in the aftertaste. Decent, go to lager I guess.
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki. Originally rated 26052012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness and malts.
arnold931 (608) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice lager. Pours mostly clear amber. Nose is citrus. Taste is smooth with a good clean finish.
gschrade (769) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Bandanas. Pours gold with white head. Taste citrus, grassy, light. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours a hazy golden color with a rocky white head. Nose is of floral hops, perfume and crisp lemongrass. Flavors follow the aroma closely. Toasted grain, lemon zest, straw and light yeasty notes in the taste as well. Crisp and hoppy finish. Good stuff. Tasting notes from early 2012.
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA rated on 1-18-12 -
Poured from bottle in pint glass.
Appearance - Pours a darker golden color with a slight haze. The large head that forms is quite persistent and lasts a good few minutes before fading to a thin white foam, leaving very nice lacing.
Smell - Its a balance of a bit of maltiness (a very light biscuit) with a higher and more potent aroma of citrus (mostly lemon) and some more floral hop aromas. The smell profile seems to enter and leave as one. All being persistent throughout to some degree.
Taste - Some sweet malty flavor mixed with a good deal of citrus. The hop then enters the area and gives a little floral taste to the brew. Very smooth transitions and tastes.
Mouthfeel - A relatively average thickness and a moderate level of carbonation. Its maybe only a very slight bit over the normal brew. Nothing too significant.
Overall - A refreshing beer with a bit higher alcohol content and more flavor savory smells and tastes then the typical refreshing beer (say the typical american lager). I think I would very much enjoy this come spring; after a nice meal, while sitting outside at a picnic table.
nickel (332) - - MAY 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is hoppy, fruity, a little bit malty. Crisp malty body with citrus notes. Easy drinkable. Good beer