jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Real tasty. This is the first of the Sam Adams line that I drank and I fell in love with it. I used to keep this in my fridge because my friends wouldn't drink it. I personally do not taste the fruit in here. It tastes like your typical ale that yoi would find in a pub somewhere.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fuity aroma to it which reminded me of some of some types of Belgian beers. malty, somewhat spicy taste to it. good stuff.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker in color, maltier in flavor than sam adam's lager. Personally, I liked the crisp, citric hoppy flavor of the lager better than the malty, sweet, and uninspiring spicy flavor of the ale. Decent brew, though.
Ungstrup (33804) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of oranges and candysugar. The color is a beutiful amber and it has a fine head, though it collapses without disappearing. The flavor is sweet and malty with notes of oranges, candy, straws, and aroma hop. At last turning into an OK bitterness - but only on the front of the tongue - it is missing a good mouthfeel.
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 An amber beer with a nice head. Aroma is a little fruity, and this is a very smooth one to be an ale. Somewhat bitter in the finish
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Light orange amber color, with medium head. Some malt in the aroma. Acidic taste, citrus, some malt, slightly hoppy, a little spicy. Not at a bad beer, but not all that interesting.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Boston Fenway location. Slightly grainy and somewhat soaplike texture. Nut much discernerable aroma...slight effervescence in the finish that isn't present at first. I'm surprised that Boston Beer Company made this; it seems more like something Gluek would do.
Earlier Rating: 7/3/2002 Total Score: 3.7
Amber color, nice frothy head. Spicy apples in the generous aroma which are also reflected in the initial flavor before dissipating into a dry fruity finish. Quite nice. Sam Adams ales are the best way for someone who has never had good beer to transition into a beer snob.
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Malt and caramel aroma. Dry, malty taste with a correct finish. Quite strong character, not bad for a widely available beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light bodied and flavored even for an amber ale. Lager-like, in many ways. Fruity maltiness, and very, very soft hopping make this an easy quaff, nonoffensive, but not daring or particularly original.
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a great ale, typical sam adams in being a great beer. smells good tastes better, big creamy head that goes away pretty quickly. i wont have any trouble consuming these