Jimthechap (2033) - Christchurch, - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m delighted to report that one of the macro brewing companies in this part of the world has begun distribution of this and other Samuel Adams beers. There has been a paucity of importers into New Zealand but this trend appears to be reversing as the larger companies are realising the stake of the market that craft beer drinker occupy is growing and has money to spend. Anyway, this beer leapt off the shelf into my trolley and so I was forced to buy it.
Appears clear and amber with a creamy, molten marshmallow head that left good lace down the side of the glass. The aroma is foremost of amber malt, biscuits, caramel and unctuous dessert. And so it follows in the mouth with the amber malt creating a very Munich impression (thank you Gabriel Sedylmeyer Snr). There is a persistent, slightly prickly mouthfeel that brings out an almost sour note in the beer that I don’t mind at all. The flavour endures and encourages as second and third bottle. Bang on. Thoroughly enjoyable.
erling1000 (253) - - JUN 13, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An amber ale with high white head. Aroma is malty, light yeasty, caramel, maybe fruity. Taste is bitter sweet.
eibbor (1) - Macomb, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Good all around beer. This is my standard go to beer when no craft brews are on sale.
Hopmaestro (452) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sweet fruits with a pleasant malt touch. Sweet and fruity, medium body. Kinda crisp and malty at the same time, medium bitterness. A little anonymous but decent.
Augdraught1981 (192) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very sweet & clear beer with low carbonation, a thin, slightly off white head and faint floral & fruit aromas. Medium mouth feel with a lingering bitterness & caramel background. Finishes with a sweet and bitter bite.
DraftDodger (419) - - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 9/5 2015. 35,5 cl bottle from Kvickly. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with yellowish head. Quite persistent. I find the aroma a little sharp. Some sweetness as well with some caramel. Carbonation is soft. Flavour is malty sweet with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Only a light bitterness. Not what I expected from a beer from Samuel Adams but not bad at all.
Marcius (257) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance with golden color and nice head.
Aroma not very strong but the hops is noticeable.
On the palate, it is refresh and with a good buddy.
shanir88 (2) - ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
I like the beer very much, good beer, nice taste and fine aroma.
Good for all beer fans
willisread (715) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours an amber with a nice medium sized off-white head. Light aromas of caramel, toffee, floral hops and butterscotch. Fairly well-balanced..starts out sweet and finishes with a light bitterness.
Beerhunter111 (10303) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht zitronig, hopfig, nussig malzig. Geschmack leicht hopfig, Citrus, Tannen, bitter.
tricksta_p (1865) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of bready malt, caramel, butterscotch, perfumed notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. A bit too dull and malty to impress.