beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. i’d say average for a lager. there is nothing outstanding here, but its drinkable.
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass; Amber hue almost copper in appearance. 1/2 finger head that quickly dissapates after pouring. Stringy lace that also dissapates rather quickly. Not much aroma that is hoppy and a hint of orange. Tastes of honey, rye bread, and orange with a moderate amount of hops and malt. Coats the tongue but is dry towards the end I like the palate of this beer for this particular style of beer. One of the better Lagers I’ve had. One of the better lagers around and definately my favorite American lager.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tapped) Light amber color with a small head. Quite hoppy, even spicy, sweetish aroma. Very hoppy (aromatic) and flowery flavor. Bitter, crisp and slicky, light to medium-bodied palate with quite low carbonation. A very nicely and heavily hopped, refreshing and crisp summer brew.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, white head. Hop flavor and aroma that are just slightly assertive over the clean malt character. Light-medium light body A good choice when the other options are a typical american macro or a clear mexican bottle or a green imported bottle.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good easy drinking brew. Meduim everything. Widely distributed. Will
enjoy many more of these.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - A fairly standard offering from Sam Adams. Consistent over time. Malty, but with enough hops to make it interesting. An easy drinking beer and one that I will drink again.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Is very close to boston ale. I choose this over boston ale any day of the week
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber with a medium frothy off white head. Floral aroma of grapefruit, pine, toasted bread, and honey with a hint of sweat. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Refreshing. Quite a bit better than what I was expecting. Flavor of bread, honey, pine, and grapefruit with hints of pepper, caramel and spice. Good.
freddpa (3) - Halifax, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad for an american try at a German lager. Has a malty somewhat hoppy flavor. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
madquacker (1085) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too malty for my liking, but a good beer nevertheless. Amber copper colour but then malt, malt and malt. The best US beer I’ve tried to date.