jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange-yellow with a small off-white head that laces well. Nice floral hops nose. Flavor is hoppy and bubblegum, with a mildly bitter aftertaste. I don’t think much of premium lagers but if I have to drink one this is the one I’ll drink
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a very clear medium dark amber with a white frothy head "so thick you could float a bottlecap on it". Aroma is a good balance of hops and sweet dark malt. Flavor is mostly maly, with a quite dark woody flavor, but on subsequent sips the hops starts to dominate more. Feel is not particularly thick, and the finish is a bit chalky withthe same flavors.
ss315 (14) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a drinkable brew. Probably my least favorite from SA. However, it is always comforting to see the Sam Adams tap in a restaurant dominated by crappy macros.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 16, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeah, it always is a good decision. I can agree with that annoying bastard who’s in the commercials. Who is that scumbag? Anyhoo, it’s a nice full bodied lager with a up tempo flavor and solid finish. For a readily available commercialized beer, it’s definitely a better choice than 9 out of 10 other options at your average restaurant.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body with a white head. Mild aroma, with a taste that starts off malty but seems to have a somewhat bitter finish. Drinkable but lacking in complexity. One of the main beers some people drink to prove themselves better than the pale lager drinkers, but still this is nowhere near world-class. "You can travel around the world, but you still won’t find a better beer than Sam Adams." Well, yeah, you will. In fact, you’ll find lots of them. But for an American macrobrew, this isn’t half bad.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my fall back beer when more interesting brews aren’t available. It has a good sized head, and good lacing. The aroma is a bit sweet, but not too interesting. The taste is good, though I’m not so sure I like the hop aftertaste. I don’t usually like lagers, but this I’ll drink.
PatMac (17) - Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a great lager. If someone doesn’t like it, they probably wanted a stout. This beer is also not an IPA with suttle aromas. This is a solid lager with a good head and somewhat creamy texture. There is a hop after taste, but it is not bitter. If it comes out of the tap flat , send it back.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an *excellent* lager! Don’t let the ’beer snobs’ who only drink certain beers try to tell you otherwise. Is it perfect? No, of course not, but it is still quite excellent and I’m very, very impressed by this beer.
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as bad as I thought this macro would be. On tap, it has a fair head and a caramel, orange color in the glass. Aromas are potpurri and caramel. Still, the brew is thin and sours a bit at the end.
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
O.K. if there’s nothing else available. Thin, tasteless, boring. Hardly any hops at all, thin head.