whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Light amber color and very clear. Has more flavor than most American lagers but tastes artificial. Clingy cardboard aftertaste. I think that's the Samuel Adams trademark. I find this beer difficult to drink and think it is very overrated.
Diablokev (147) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is of caramel. The appearance is a deep amber with a thick off white head. The flavor is slightly bitter, with hints of hops. The beer is smooth and crisp. Overall quite good.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Still trying to expand my beer horizons. Nice copper color, decent head. Pretty lacing. And a slightly bitter finish. I actually enjoyed the Sam Adams Vienna style more I think. I paid about 8 dollars for a six pack.
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good copper color, pours with a decent head and has good lacing. Similar to Bass Ale, more hops though. Readily availible and reasonably priced, a good step up beer for the drinker who wants to expand his horizons beyond macro brews.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 October 2007. Bottle. Golden body with a small white head. Moderate hops in the aroma, light grassy notes with very light hints at citrus. Moderate bitterness throughout. Mild grainy middle, with brief light hint of bubblegum? Light citrus in the finish. Average palate is full for what it is. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1
<P>Jan 2001 - Decent but uninspiring. Found it to be a lot more malty than mainstream lagers but not exceptional. Worth trying again though. 6/3/5/3/10 - 2.7
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours from the bottle in an attractive amber color with a sizable, foamy beige head; there also was some excellent lacing as I polished off the 12 fl. oz. bottle from a slightly oversized pint-sized glass. Unlike most lagers I’ve sampled, I found the aroma pleasantly hoppy with a just a whiff of yeasty fragrance. It offers a good balance in the palate with a mellowing malt flavor and some excellent hop flavor in the long-lasting finish. This is a medium-bodied lager, slightly dry and bitter but suitably complex for such a mass-produced beer. Overall, I’d rate this ale as an excellent beer selection. Sure it’s about as ubiquitous as are the offerings from America’s largest mega-brewers; but, while this beer is quite predictable from batch to batch, I find it quite flavorful and a good buy.
abbotsampson (15) - PARIS, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-brown color with lacy foam. The nose is quite hoppy. The taste is likewise bitter, but smoother than I expected. Like an English bitter, but a bit thinner. Finish is full and round. Very nice bitter lager!
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes a lot like Bass to me. Leaning to the hoppy side. I thought we declared independence to get away from England. Sam, Sam, Sam...
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost ale like appearance with an English ale hopped aroma. The flavour resembles an English bitter with hints of caramel. A very nice beer, a lot different than your normal commercial American beers.
RobBestwick (588) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mild hoppy aroma, bronze hue with a reasonable head, nice hop charcter with some balancing malt tones, full bodied with quite an interesting taste, a good beer.