Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells slightly hoppy, not overpowering. Tastes with a slight hop, nice amber color, and always available wherever I go. Of the macro-brewed beers, this is always my favorite lager.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Re-rate: I used to be a big fan of Sam Adams, but I had it again the other night and after tasting much better beers I have realized that this brew is not all it’s cracked up to be. Drinkable, good, but not worth a detailed deScription.
tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can see all the other deScriptions so I’ll spare you. In my opinion, one of the best mass-produced American beers (Sierra Nevada being the other).
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good lager. Solid. Good appearance, kind of bitter. Good body, nice and easy to drink.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours honey amber with a moderate amount of cream white head. Slightly sweet hops and some light grainy aroma. Hint of Juicy Fruit and mint. Body is light, but not watery. Mostly smooth malt up front with a slightly crisp finish. Which is gradually taken over by sweetness. Overall, nothing offensive. Or noteworthy.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Pours a transparent reddish amber, nice-sized fluffy, lasting off-white head. Aroma is straw-hoppy. Bitter incept, a bit sour. Mouthfeel is rather insipid and finish is nondeScript. Aroma & appearance belie the rest.
ukoolaid (578) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with quickly vanishing head. Aroma malty and floral. Malty sweet up front with a sharp finish. Not too bad actually. Much better than most american lagers.
lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a nice thick tan head. Sweet at first then bitter. Somewhat malty then a slight hoppiness. One of the best common beers available. Usually at a good price too.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty solid brew. A bit of floral, noble hop aroma with a light hint of malt on the nose. A dark-gold color with a white head. Sweet, lightly modified malt flavor with a bit of hop flavor, but not a lot of bitterness. An easy drinking lager.
Littlechemist (3) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers. You can get it anywhere. I love the citrus/spicy flavor with dry finish and the price makes this beer a common inhabitant of my sub-zero.