Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice ale on the outset, as they say malty and well blanaced, slightly fruity. Nothing special, but a good stand by.
Earlier Rating: 1/20/2002 Total Score: 3.3
Slightly fruity for an amber. Not a bad beer at all, but not nearly as good as most ambers Ive tried (Rogue, Alaskan, etc) Sweeter than one would expect for the variety.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, readily available session ale for me. Complex enough to put a smile on my face, yet simple enough to be on the menu at most common eateries! Unfortunately, every time I expect an ale, I get a lager and vice-versa. It’s a great pale to enjoy with the run of the mill fajitas at your corner Chilis or Applebys!
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head with lots of Belgian lace. Good flavor but the balance falls away to an odd finish.
mchinn (22) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I always love a Samuel Adams, and this is a fine ale. I hate their Winter ale though..yuck. This has a good hoppy tasts and a nice bubbly head (in fact it bubbled all over my kitchen floor when I opened it)!
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love the SA line there very good well made beer, this beer has a very mild taste and leave u wanting more
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good ale from a brewer I personally like. I really dont care who doesn’t. Pleasnt bitternss, nice malts. Fruity and a bit spicy even. Good session beer.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice beer, lots of malts, I see this is being very similar to the boston lager, except less bitter. I had it served too cold, my rating may go up if it was a warmer temp.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer, lots of flavour but tended to fall away a bit on the back palate to a chemical feel. The beer had good body and charcter. It’s a shame the beer has stoped being imported because it had a good folowing.
usafvol199 (9) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I especially enjoy ales, but this one was very one-dimensional. It also had a funky semi-alcoholic that didn’t fit in. I would actually prefer the lager.