sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tapped) Light amber color with a small head. Quite hoppy, even spicy, sweetish aroma. Very hoppy (aromatic) and flowery flavor. Bitter, crisp and slicky, light to medium-bodied palate with quite low carbonation. A very nicely and heavily hopped, refreshing and crisp summer brew.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, white head. Hop flavor and aroma that are just slightly assertive over the clean malt character. Light-medium light body A good choice when the other options are a typical american macro or a clear mexican bottle or a green imported bottle.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good easy drinking brew. Meduim everything. Widely distributed. Will
enjoy many more of these.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - A fairly standard offering from Sam Adams. Consistent over time. Malty, but with enough hops to make it interesting. An easy drinking beer and one that I will drink again.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Is very close to boston ale. I choose this over boston ale any day of the week
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber with a medium frothy off white head. Floral aroma of grapefruit, pine, toasted bread, and honey with a hint of sweat. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Refreshing. Quite a bit better than what I was expecting. Flavor of bread, honey, pine, and grapefruit with hints of pepper, caramel and spice. Good.
freddpa (3) - Halifax, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad for an american try at a German lager. Has a malty somewhat hoppy flavor. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
madquacker (1096) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too malty for my liking, but a good beer nevertheless. Amber copper colour but then malt, malt and malt. The best US beer I’ve tried to date.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours copper colored with a subtantial head that lasts for a bit. aromas of cookies and bread with a fair amount of hops. taste is initially hop flavor then malt nuttiness and caromel fading into a bitter dryness. the hop flavors and bitterness linger. the balance leans a little to the hop side but not a bad beer.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 For American style lagers a degree up on Yuengling and many on the super macros. Has moved more toward a macro than a micro yet maintains a satisfying enough bit of a hoppy nose, average + semi-sweet taste and good gold to copper color.