akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark amber color, very clear. definite floral aroma but the floral attrributes stop theere. the taste is malty, just a little sweet, well balanced with the hops. nice semi-dry finish that leaves me wanting more.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
what happend to this beer recently tried this where did jims beautiful hop aroma go where is the maltiness go that i liked. this beer is darker than it used to be and lacks any discernable charachter that it used to have. the commercial description should be redone. side by side tasting with the stock ale reveals that they must be the same beers diffrent labels.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think this beer is highly overrated.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: This is a suprisingly good beer. Nice colour, and fine aroma. Has a good bitter flavour. Had the opportunity to taste it as draught as well. Probably one of the best lagers on tab I've tasted for years.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, nice, big head. Has a hoppy, carmel smell too it. Lots of hop bite in the taste with hints of malty sweetness. I know most folk like this beer, and I think it is pretty damn good, too. But I’m not a huge fan of it.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2003 Amber beer with a creamy,lasting,head.Good floral with some sweet malt aromas.Creamy not over fizzy mouthfeel. Good balance with good malt flavors(sweet,bready) and a good hoppy(spicy,floral)finish.Good lager.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(BB 10/2) Another beer that has suffered due to the pasteurizer. The beer looks great, but tast cooked. Lots of dead flavors on the palate. A little hop in the finish. A good beer on draft. Lousy in the bottle.
hwtBEERMAN (7) - TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
proud to be an American.cant wait to sample more of Sams products.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 Boston Brewing Company isnt given enough credit. they make slightly above average beers but are able to market them everywhere. Not the best beers, but certainly for the quantity they brew, they do a damn good job. I used to like this beer alot more, but the more I drink it, the more ho-hum it gets. This one is pretty basic, nothin special, good clean lager, especially good on tap. Rerate late 2003. The last five or six times I've had this stuff, it has been awful. Watery, bittersweet and very unexciting. Tastes like an average American Dark at best. No crispness at all. Going to hell in a bucket. Koch should get off his rich ass and make this stuff good again, but that would eat up profit. . .
stemcell00199 (22) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s still better than Busch or Bud, but I’d rather drink a good porter. This is not great beer, but it is not bad beer.