Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber to ruby color, beautiful thick head. Aroma is filled with cherries, spices and caramel. Astringent. Taste is fresh, sweetish and candy-like, aftertaste is gently bitter and dry.
larsniclas (6695) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy, off-white head. Amber.
Toffe and caramel-aroma.
Fresh with late bitterness.
Toffee and hoppy flavour.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Butternut toffee flavor is predominant in this light bodied ale. Not bad, but not what I would choose to drink if there was anything else. Very generic. Much better thant the Spring Ale though.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper hue with a good head and some lacing. Aroma hinted of Apple, cereal, grains, aromatic hops, and light spices. Taste developed a hoppy twang, candy sweetness, and a buttery hint. Thin to medium-bodied, finished with a metallic feel. An good common session ale.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have had this before and IMHO it was only slightly better than the lager. More mellow and flavorfull.
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 (743) - 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 (34362) - 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 (18220) - 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