rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, rich frothy head. Obvious hoppy aroma. Bitter ending, nice one.
weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sam Adams is a great alternative to "lawnmower" beer, since it's available anywhere, though it has flavor.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper color; nice head; malty hoppy smell and taste with dry finish; what a great friend and standby usually avaiable even in the most hick places (not that there is anything wrong with hicks)
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is much better than most any other macroswill out there. Nice copper color to it, with a nice, tight white head.
Fresher than anything around here, that's for sure. Tastes good, actually, with plenty of malts up front, with a hops backbone to
it, and finishes nice & dry. Not too bitter or metallic like a lot of lagers out there. I like it, you will too.
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I anticipated trying this beer for quite some time, and just got around to tasting it tonight. Pours an amber colour, average head. Slightly hoppy aroma. Pleasant to drink, with a decent bitter finish.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was too bitter for my liking. It has a nice red color and white head to it.
larsniclas (5591) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little redish with a rich, frothy head.
A distinct hoppy aroma.
Some hop-bitterness and malt in the flavour.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 Pours a clear carbonated amber with a small white head. Very light nose. Start is lightly malt sweet and the finish has a hint of hop bitterness and is somewhat dry. Not bad for a lager.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rich golden brown, with a fluffy head, that remains lacy around the glass. The first thing is the strong roasted malt flavour, slightly sweet middle and then finally right at the end a bitter finish. I'm looking forward to the seasonal specials my NY buddies tell me about.
raymow (811) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You can taste the quality in Sam Adams over all of the other mass-produced dreck out there. Nice color and flavor Nice malt flavor, not hoppy.
I like some other Sam Adams brews better (Oktoberfest, Winter Lager, etc.), but I'd drink this again.