ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 It’ll get ya drunk.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden color with small head. More hoppy (flowers resinous) and bitter than your avg. lager. Slightly watery.
Bailz316 (255) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 Great lager. Strong, bold, bitter brew. Very distinctive and flavorful. Beautiful amber color with nice frothy head.
scotty (1156) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Burnt gold in colour with a finger deep head that lasts. Not a lot on the nose, stuggling to find anything! There is a harsh chemical taint on the palate,with some malt coming up on the inside, but this is very disappointing, perhaps I should try this again before reveiwing it, but surely thats not the way to do it, I should tell it as I see it!! Bought from local Safeway/Morrison... but I wouldn’t bother if I were you...might just be me of course!
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Always a good choice. Just like the commercial says. It’s availability means that you can get a decent beer just about anywhere.
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 A very good American lager. Tried this a long time ago and still enjoyable today. Very reliable, available, and doesn’t disappiont. Excellent.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pale brown/copper colour. Medium head. Honeyish, flowery hop aroma. Malty, sweet, flowery with notes of honey, ending in a hoppy finish. Body is a bit thin, though. Still, an excellent lager.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dear Sam Adams,
You claim to be America’s World Class beer. I have to disagree.
Sam Adams, you are a very good beer. Don’t get me wrong. Your color is a nice medium brown, your maltiness sufficient, and your hops copious and pleasant.
But you are not America’s World Class beer. With the resurgence of Craft Brewing and the concurrent recurrence of Americans with some kind of taste in beer, you have been dropped down a peg and should proudly proclaim yourself: One of America’s better beers.
jb (2958) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my original favorite American beers. Just because it sells a bit wider now doesn’t mean it still isn’t good stuff. Nice hoppy beer with a dry finish. Never disappoints.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled and On tap. This a classic American Lager. Many run of the mill beer drinkers view this beer as a delicasy, while Ive never see its appeal. Pours pale brown with a watery presence. The aroma and flavor are above average. Despite the mass producing the hoppy bitterness lingers well on the palate while subtle flavors of rice, wheat, and tea leaf are present. Much better on tap but still not something I order regularly despite its crisp finish.