jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a two-finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Light-medium carbonation. Starts with a mix of hops and sweetness, finish is hoppy, prickly but clean. 83¢ for a 12oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
socalmatt (2) - USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better Sam Adams beers. Nice color...real nice aroma. Nice, strong taste to it. Price also isn’t too bad.
nick76 (4356) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Of the macro brews of america this one is probably the best. Not weak on aroma or taste like 95% of the commercial brews of the USA. Has a strong bitter finish.
joergen (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour with small off white head.
Sweet aroma with notes of hops, malt and abricots.
Malty flavour with notes of abricots and hops. Bitter aftertaste with floral notes.
beerforgood (22) - Thornhill, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great beer that pours with a halleteau / saaz aroma with a high ibu around 32. it has a wonderful mouth feel with residual malt and hop finish. One of my favourites.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent lager but with nothing to distinguish itself from other lagers. Also, yeast is always a little too noticeable in the taste, which detracts from the malty goodness.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew is much better than i remember it. Growing up around this brew made for forget that this is actually not a bad lager for the price. Very cheap for a smooth, malty lager. Aroma has some citrus hops and a touch of malt. Taste starts smooth and malty with a crisp hop finish.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 The staple for lagers: nice hops and bitterness. Robust enough that the floral spices and sweet traces are merely accents to the bigger picture rather than leading ladies. Respectable.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nicely constructed, white head on an orangey amber beer with many medium-sized bubbles rising to the surface. Aroma is not as rich and hoppy as usual. This time it hints at the hoppiness typical in the aroma but shows more toastiness in aroma. Good body with a nice noble hop flavor, a toasty malt flavor and a lightly winey, licorice-like palate.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I like some of the other Sam Adams brews better than this one. Kind of forgettable. Some hops peer through to try and make me remember it, but nope, it’s hard to get this Hoppy girls attention with that. Slightly sweet malts and mild mild mild in everything. Not terrible for a macro though.