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.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good beer. The taste is sort of similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. But Sierra is just better. The beer is priced really well though. The aftertaste is a little too strong.
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 I think this beer is always a good choice. Not the best but I ahve never been dissapointed with it. very nice color, excellent aroma. slighlty sweet, with a nice dry finish.
intouch (15) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another rater said "usually the best beer available at places that carry only common beers", how true.
I can always count on a Sam Adams when I can’t get a micro.
In fact I like it so much, I just bought a case of the Winter Sampler.
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
awesome beer for a macrobrewery. little sweet, hints of citrus and spices. has a nice hoppy bite to it. usually the best beer available at places that carry only common beers.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
when did they change this recipe? it used to be the strongest beer in the SA lineup at 6.5% now its at 4.5%??? what strikes me is the flavors they eek out of the hops in this lager...citrus, noble spiciness, very nice. the body lacks, but for a "common" beer that you can find anywhere, this lager excels. much better than average.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This beer is really pretty good. Pours amber, with a nice full tall head. Nice and malty with hints of coriander, light citrus(orange), other spices, and little hop bight in the finish. Medium mouth feel, very drinkable.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unfortunately this is the best on tap at many resteraunts I frequent. Certainly drinkable though. Amber with white head that disapates quickly. Average hop, average malt with slightly sour finish.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first rating. Figured play it safe/with what I know. Pours amber with a thick head. Ok lacing. Strong hops taste with slight bitterness at the end. Always a standby in bars.
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet, like a weizen, but with faint hints of hops. Pours a light golden color. Head is thick and creamy, with an off-white color that fades fast. Taste is bitter, with hints of coffe and hops. Bitter, but relatively watery. Overall, a moderate-to-exceptional beer. Repeat buy. Carbonaion is quite light, a little too light for a beer. Possibly a repeat buy.