rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The safe choice when going out at night. Has good flavor nice hops and good malts.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Back when this first came out and it was the yuppie beer of choice as a psuedo micro I never could figure out why. It must have been the limited choices. To me this is an overrated lager just a step above the macros. If I drink anything from Sams it is likely a seasonal or the ale.
travismills (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am enjoying this as I type, a nice sweet smell and a good unique taste. Overall, always a wise decision
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decent aroma of caramel malt and light european hops. better-than-average lager appearance, nice amber. very drinkable, very caramely and a little bitterness mixed in.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is a decent beer. carmel. actually some bitterness. went well with my burger and the scenery at hooters.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color...malty floral aroma...malty flavor witha little caramel and then a bitterness...not disgusting...
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try Sam Adams. Had on tap. I find it to be quite good. Good malt character, spicy and slightly caramel malt, and a bit pale hops on the finish. The mouth feel it right, yet not watery like macro crap. I’m impressed. Add it to the SNPA/Fat Tire widely availible beer on tap.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Bottle. Copper color with malt flavor. A touch sweet, with mild hops. A decent beer.
Re-reviewed while in Boston ... on draft. Better than when reviewed long ago in bottle.
run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good tasting beer. A little dark but not overly powerful. Quite tasty. Nice finish as well.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Pours a clear dark gold/amber with a nice frothy head. Smells sweet and woody. Starts off sweet with caramel then tastes grassy but is nice and refreshing. Leaves a alcohol/bitter taste on the tip of my tongue. Has a medium slightly bitter finish.