RateBeer
overall
84
93
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional lager is medium in body with a deep roasted character. Its dark color and rich malty flavor come from specially roasted caramel and chocolate malts. This brew is lightly hopped with Noble Bavarian hops for a soft spiciness and a smooth clean finish. Cheers!


Salamiwami's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Very dark brown color without much head. Deep malty flavors with hints of caramel. One of Sam Adams’ most underrated beers.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
dark brown, roasted, fairly aromatic and slightly thin and dry, this is a nice example of the style. Doesn’t do anything great, but does everything well. recommended as part of a sampler."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JimmyBoy74 (240) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. En av min första öl som inte var bleka lager men det ända speciella med denna är färgen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (210) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear dark brownish-red with huge beige head. Roasted malt aroma, coffee, notes of cherry. Sweetish flavor, roasted malt, cherry, some hops notes. Lively carbonation. Light body. Sweet coffee aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (692) - ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Soft roast aroma, some coffee, dark chocolate and mellow grassy hops. Sweetish dark malts, cocoa, low bitterness, capuccino and faint ash. Medium bodied, not very dry, lacks some bitterness but OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Xavalias (160) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown to black with brown-greyish head, good lacing. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee. Taste has a little sweetness, a little bitterness from the roasted malts to balance, but is rather cloying still. Smooth palate, light bodied despite the dark color, watery, rather flat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 26052012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yirg (21) - - AUG 10, 2014
355cc bottle poured into glass. Very dark red color, with light brown head that doesn’t stay for long. Medium body, high carbonation (a bit too high for my liking). Aroma of malt and citrus. Low bitterness. Nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solvind (4) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Lite aroma. Nesten sort farge, med et fint og svært holdbart skum. Noe røstet. Litt tynn og lett i smaken.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LasseVPedersen (257) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Pours close to black, deep dark colour with beige head. Bready, dark roasted, light smokey, dusty malt, bread and burnt sugar in the nose combined with milk chocolate. Roasted malt, rye and break flavour. Mild bitter end with coffee and dusty earthy hobs. Medium body - and soft carbonation. Easy drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkos (200) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Almost pitch black with a medium head, some lacing. Aroma is really dark malty, rye, coffee, mämmi, roast. Hardly a lager considering the aroma. Taste is dark malty, yet drinkable. Rye and dark roast, coffee. Rather dull though, not very fresh. Not a beer of my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 186


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50