beerandsteak (12) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like home. But seriously, this is just a good beer. Great with a steak. Nothing special about it really, just tastes right and it’s better than half the beer at the supermarket.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey coloured body with a medium sized white head. Metallic hops on the nose and in the taste, good lacing, lemon sweet and a medium body.
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A darn good effort, although I have sampled some with a slightly metallic taste to it. May be a bit hoppy for some, but not overwhelmingly so. Cook a steak on the bar-b and enjoy.
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Safeway, Shirley, West Midlands. A toasty, rosy lager colour. Reasonable bubbly head, with some pristine white lacing. Very sweet and malty beer. Light, crispy, but not too much depth. Sharp in the finish and slightly metallic. This is OK, but lacking smoothness.
Imbockinsxtx (81) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful golden Amber colour with little to no head. Excellent Robust Hop Aroma. Not full mouthfeel but good mouthfeel. Not much lacing but then again it just came out of freezer that may have something to do with its appearance and flavour. Some evidence of Hops and some roasting of the Malts also appears. I have had better but have certainly had worse. I always have a six or two handy for when I have to share by Stash. You can't go wrong with SABL. Its definitely worth the 5.29 I paid. A damn good Lager. CHEERS!
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold, hoppy flavor. Slightly sweet and dry at the end. Golden color and nice white lace when finished. Great beer, best lager.
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 (2917) - 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.