Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer poured an orange amber color and formed a nice foamy off white head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and slight touch of hops is also present with some grain elements. A flavor of malt and caramel. The finish is light with a touch of tang to it. Lagers have ceased to be my beer of choice but in my old Bud days this beer easily would have replace it. Still would make a good session beer for drinking with friends still stuck on Bud or Rolling Rock.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on draft at a local restaurant. Caramel colored body with a thin off-white head that left unusual terraced lacing as it faded. Smell of hops and molasses. Tasted of molasses, caramel and brown sugar with bitter, hoppy overtones. I prefer other Sam Adams brews to this one.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Best American macro lager. Honey colored, soft mouthfeel. Hoppy, floral, fruity (grapefruit?) aroma and flavor. Dry finish. Very pleasant.
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2003 americas world class beer indeed! very good flavor, and i mean in ALL their beers. very full and satisfying.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Don't care for original sam adams lager at all. Cherry and stout and a lot of the other brands are amazingly good, but the lager is skunky to my taste. Bland, and way too hoppy for my tastes.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, fruity hoppy aroma. Nice malt flavors, a bit burnt, some bitterness in the finish. A bit too carbonated though.
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another nice brew in the Adams family. A deep brown color, much more flavor than the standard lagers and a lingering aroma.
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ahhhhh, why cant all big breweries taste like this? It was nothing too special, but much better than the typical macrobrew that is out there. A very solid beer that can be found just about anywhere and a great fall back when real good stuff cannot be found.
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really rather pleasant. Pretty amber color, more like a bitter than a lager in appearance. Nice, lasting head. Flavor is of gentle caramel malts balanced by flowery hops. In the past, I have detected an almost soapy flavor, but that seemed to die back around the time that the hop flavor was scaled back. Touch overcarbonated. Almost always a safe bet when the going is rough for selections.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At last an American beer that I can be happy to write about. We don't get any of the micros here so this is as small as there is. Simply, I like this one a lot. Great floral aroma of Tettnager and Willamette, beautiful body, and a good mouthfeel.