Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Not bad, average. Average nose and pour. Good balance of bitter and hops. A good beer for those who don't ask alot from their beers. One word sums it up: standard.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark gold color, clarity good. Decent head formation.
Smell: Nice noble hop aroma, mixed with some malt but noble hops are the dominant feature here.
Taste: Noble hop flavor, quite good. Pale malt in background combines nicely with hops. Very balanced flavors and tastebuds go between malt flavor and hop flavor. Some caramel malt flavor comes through but is very subdued.
Mouthfeel: Medium/light mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Excellent beer, doesn't deserve to be downplayed by some beergeeks who claim it isn't that great because its "Sam Adams." This is a very good, drinkable, session beer that I could consume all day.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma and appearance. An appropriate beer to moisten (not drown) my light sorrows. As far as American beers go, this is one, if not my number one, of my favorites. A pretty standard beer, but thank goodness, it's not watered-down. A good one to keep the fridge stocked with...
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Good nose, Carmel, floral, little fruity. Orange golden color. Ok head that faded quick. Sweet and sour flavors, carmel, some fruity yeasty flavor, little metallic. Dry sourish finish. Another blast from the past. Changed my mind of what a lager could be.
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
lets start off with color, it is a golden copper, and the head is a creamy off white. The flavor is nutty, a little almond and peanut and sweet. it has a bit of a sweet and biter aftertaste (odd). Smooth palate, head holds great. A great lager, like whoa.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, a lot better than I expected. I bought a six of this stuff and I am going to enjoy every drop. Hoppy and floral aromas are abundant right when you open the bottle and pour this big boy into the glass. Body is a darker golden colour, with a medium sized white head. Tastes very hoppy, dry and bitter. nice bite in the throat as well. A great lager.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You know what the boston lager is great!!! Now I also know why Samuel Adams is such a popular beer out there. Great Taste, not overly bitter, well balanced flavorful beer. I'll definitely consume more SA's now. Wish I had bought their Christmas sampler which had both of these back in december 03 when I had the chance.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Had to re-rate this one. Maybe it was a frsh 6-pack, but I haven't enjoyed a beer this much in ages. Beautiful copper and a nice scent of floral hops. The taste was much fuller than I remembered and the flavour lingered. Went down smooth and had a really full - but not too bitter aftertaste. Check the label - if it's fresh, it's a winner!
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 One of the best macro beer. Initially sweet and malty with some hop in the end. Very easy to drink and a great beer to chill on at the bar. Certainly no problems finding this one. I don’t think I have ever been to a grocery store that does not have this.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 Deep golden color with a white head. The taste is malty sweet with a complex hoppy note. Finishes with a slight sharp bitterness.