MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear copper color, off-white short and pillowy medium lasting head. straw and honey-like aromea, flavor more of the same. slight hop flavor. more like an amber ale than a lager. is this the most rated beer?
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2005 Fair hop nose has some citrus and floral character to it. Clear gloden amber/light copper coloured body is topped by a finger of large-bubbled white head that recedes rapidly to lasting cover with lacing in rings. Citrus and floral hops are notable also in the flavour with some crisp bitterness and lightly toasted malt flavour. Cabbagey DMS emerges as it warms and becomes almost overwhelming. Crisp body and refreshing medium-light body feels good on the tongue. Bottle.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gee whillikers, my 3rd rating of a Sam Adams brew and it’s another positive one! I think I’m seeing additional proof that a large-scale brewery can put out quality beer. From a bottle, this pours a medium amber color with an expansive off-white head. The head lasts as a nice lace throughout the trip down the glass. Aroma is fairly "generic" with nothing really standing out. Initial taste is malty sweet but a suprising hoppiness makes itself known soon after. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Much better than I would have expected.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was better than i expected it to be for some reason. nice strong, slightly bitter. smooth going down and finishes clean.
jimhilt (2551) - 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 (4372) - 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 (25813) - 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.