CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I donít wuite like this one as much as SA Lager but when visiting New England its a nice change.
Crit (3768) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Similar to but not as good as the lager
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I liked this beer better than the lager.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks and smells similar to the Boston Lager with a taste of spice to make this a wonderful addition to my regular Sammyís drink list.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color. Spicy almost pepper like aroma. Very slight hint of fruit. Nutty malt flavor turns bitter then malty again. Hints of caramel/toffee. Lingering bitter finish.
collegiatebrew (22) - Defreestville, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper orange color with a big head that disappears and leaves some faint traces on the sides. A slightly caramel nose mixed with faint hops. The taste has an odd nutty bitter flavor. At first I scoffed, but it grew on me. While not greatly complex or thick, there is enough flavor here for it to get by. A decent ale for house guests or the next get together.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber hue.Whitish head is frothy and clean. Roasty toasted malt aroma, tangyness in the background. Caramel and toffe-ish notes, medium bodied and a lingering bitter finish with malts flowing all the way through. I forgot how much I like this brew. Its not extraordinary, but its definately impressive.
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Iíve had 2 more sixes of this and itís been great each time. The flavors are balanced well, and this is VERY smooth for an ale. I love this beer, possibly my favorite domestic.
Well I recently found some other micros here in Ames (hard to find a lot of variety here) and I like some beers better but not too many. The rating has slipped in comparison to new beers Iíve found but this is still a wonderful ale in my book.
This beer seems to be going way downhill. After having not tasted it for over a year, I bought a sixer and itís much worse than I remember. Instead of the fruity, spicy ale tastes, now it tastes like a lousy adjunt-heavy macro. Itís hard to believe how far Sam has slipped over the past several years.
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a great spicy aroma, but the taste was almost non-existent. Short finish, weak body. Not bad, but definitely not great.