Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good alternative at most bars, this pure amber lager pours a nice frothy head with moderate lacing. The taste has a nice sweet kick, with a lightly acidic and faintly bitter finish. It's medium body and oily texture make it go down nice and smoothly. It's probably my favorite American macro.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Although consistency can be an issue with Sam Adams, the lager I had (most recently) was good. Hoppy and nicely balanced with malts. Not as good as it used to be, but still a couple steps above the macros.
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orangey highly carbonated beer. Poor quality tinny malted lager, the CO2 playing havoc with the taste buds and the forced, low quality ingredients, I guess at malt & hop extracts, give little satisfaction. Oh Dear.
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer to guzzle in almost any bar. Great aroma, unique taste, kegs are priced in the middle. One of my favorite american lagers.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
THE flagship beer, a beer every bar has. Nice to know that you can always just walk into any bar and ask for a Sammy. Pretty standard beer, nice head, with some lacing. Crystal clear amber coloring. Pleasant hop aroma, with some malt. Malty flavor with a mildy citrus aftertaste. A good, and very accessible beer.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like the ale better, but this is still a good crossover beer. Not bad when it's ice cold.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
alright we've all had this a hundred times when you go to the bar/restaurant and they have a terrible selection and samuale adams. amber hue. good hop aroms follow through on a toasty, medium palate. with aromatic hop finish. seems like the recipe has changed over the years to me. i dont know what class this is in amber, its pretty good for a macro.
beerlover82 (225) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden with thick white head and lacing.Looks like another macro-swill, but surprise, it has nice hop and malt aroma. Good hop bitterness with some malt sweetness, but this is a little thin-bodied and gets watery after a while.Depending where your Sam Adams Boston Lager came from, it may not be that good. But this is a good step away from the bland macros, but this is a little expensive.
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This lager pours a orange colour with a frothy white head.
Very metallic scent to it. Doughy scents to the nose along with some malts. Initial taste is a little watery but then kicks in with a sharp taste of hops and malt. The palate is a little bitter with a strong hop flavour.
steller (8) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Certainly better than any other mass-produced lager. Nice crisp taste, with slight bitterness.