estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Funny thing - the day after Xmas I was in CT with the family and at lunch at a restaurant in West Hartford I sampled a local microbrew. Later, I looked for the beer to rate it but couldn’t find it (and didn’t recall the exact name, so I couldn’t add it). I forgot about that brew until tonight, when I had the Uno Amber, which looks, smells and tastes exactly like that alleged micro from CT. Anyway, this had an amber body, tight medium white head, and a bready and slightly hoppy nose. Well balanced bready malts and bitter hops in the flavor; nothing spectacular, but I had three with dinner.
Earlier Rating: 2/19/2002 Total Score: 3.1
The first micro that I ever sampled, about a decade ago. Returning to it now, I’m less impressed. I like the Boston Lager a lot more.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is another wonderful creation from Sam Adams. An exteremely full body and light aftertaste. I still prefer the Lager though.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Best by 4/03) (Cincinnati Brewery) In typical Sam Adams fashion, the beer looks marvelous in the glass. The nose is slightly floral and spicy. The palate is cleaner than most S.A. beers. The brewer has done a good job at making this beer not scream pasteurization, which is a trademark of S.A., bottled beers. However, I do notice some off flavors that are restrained. My final analysis is a beer that is well balanced and easily quaffable, but is not very distinct.
GiddyBoy (121) - USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I definitely prefer the Ale to the SA Lager, which is more common here. Nice, dark color. Not cloudy at all. It had very little aftertaste, which wins points in my book. It has good body and is filling. It does not have a really "unique" ale taste, but is definitely a keeper. A good beer to have often and after meals.
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very heavy ale. Similar in flavor to the lager, with some estery flavors. It has a heavy body which is very filling.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at the Pizzeria Uno at Franklin Mills Mall in Phila. Nothing wrong with it. Nothing special. Easy drinking beer that's a change from the main 3 that are offered.
Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good ale, little low on the ABV but an easy drink.
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great brown colour, fantastic smell...almost a sweet vanilla smell! Another Sam Adams winner!
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice refreshing ale, a bit weak in taste and mouthfeel for my taste.
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah. Why does Sam Adams always have a weird "freezer taste"?