Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown - caramel in colour; shows good depth. Surprisingly no nose to speak of. Excellent mouthfeel and flavour; strong malty notes, good length and ’strong’ flavour tones. Good beer.
Barleyman (6) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a great toasty and malty flavor in a medium body with good lingering hops flavors.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 oh snap, I forgot all about Sam Adams Boston Lager until now. Many times this past summer I was glad to see a few Sam Adams hiding around at parties/peoples houses to save me from B, M, and C.
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
When there is nothing else available there is always Sam Adams. A hearty lager witha nice golden brown color and a hoppy aroma. I nice lager after a long day. Not all that refreshing and not a summer time beer.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2006 The widely-available Sam Adams has saved many an evening when no favorite craft brews were on hand, being about as good as it gets in the average supermarket (or in the macro-market, for that matter). Overall, a very good, malty lager.
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was very good. Lives up to its name. Has a slight head and and slight aftertaste. Dark liquid.
ddenomme (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavourful, hearty lager. Moderate head, good finish. Slight coffee, heavy caramel making for a sweet initial impression. Very good for what is now a macro.
tgrace01 (10) - USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sam Adams is a little dark and heavy for my liking, but its Light counterpart is reliable for pretty much any situation.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PJ Kilroys. Bought for me by a friendly bar tender. Decent, but I think I’d go for the Octoberfest this time of the year. Although, I did meet two very nice NY firemen who walked us home.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, bottle, whatever....Great beer, good in the clutch when all they got is bud and miller. oak/peppery finish. Lives up to its rep.