brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I recall in the late 90’s, my regular visits to NY meant drinks on tap at the Tall Ship Bar, that used to be part of the Mariott Hotel in Manhatten. Alas, the bar went when the twin towers collapsed, and hence that was my last taste of Sam Adams....until now that is. I now find myself sampling it again, this time in a nice brown bottle. It pours honey brown, with light sweet malt flavours, and with plenty of nicely rounded hops to finish. Glad to say the bottle version is as good as the tapped one.
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Golden with a HUGE head. Quite hoppy with a biting finish. Not a bad beer if you enjoy hoppy beers.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden colour with fine dense white head. Aroma has some sweetness with hints of caramel, but also a nice hoppy touch. Flavor starts sweet, ends with a nice bitter hoppyness.
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first rating...
Bottle, I really like the colour on this beer, a nice amber colour, a bit sweet at first but finishes bitter.
Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells slightly hoppy, not overpowering. Tastes with a slight hop, nice amber color, and always available wherever I go. Of the macro-brewed beers, this is always my favorite lager.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Re-rate: I used to be a big fan of Sam Adams, but I had it again the other night and after tasting much better beers I have realized that this brew is not all it’s cracked up to be. Drinkable, good, but not worth a detailed description.
tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can see all the other descriptions so I’ll spare you. In my opinion, one of the best mass-produced American beers (Sierra Nevada being the other).
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good lager. Solid. Good appearance, kind of bitter. Good body, nice and easy to drink.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours honey amber with a moderate amount of cream white head. Slightly sweet hops and some light grainy aroma. Hint of Juicy Fruit and mint. Body is light, but not watery. Mostly smooth malt up front with a slightly crisp finish. Which is gradually taken over by sweetness. Overall, nothing offensive. Or noteworthy.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Pours a transparent reddish amber, nice-sized fluffy, lasting off-white head. Aroma is straw-hoppy. Bitter incept, a bit sour. Mouthfeel is rather insipid and finish is nondescript. Aroma & appearance belie the rest.