SavMan (10) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This is one of my favorite beers I've had so far. At first it seemed sour, but after my second bottle I developed a taste for the hoppy flavor. There is a subtle but engaging nuance of citrus in the lager that I love. If you are new to beer, this is a good stepping stone from the macros to smaller, craft brews.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sam Adams is by far one of the best macros (or biggest micros if you prefer) in the US. It has a nice mild taste that isn't offensive in any way. Its not the most complex lager in the world, but it will do the trick when nothing else is around.
Hatchetman401 (11) - Lackawanna, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly Beautiful beer, just to look at it is as pleasing as drinking it. i was surprised at the color and nice head that formed. a new favorite.
beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drink this beer on tap only. The bottle doesn't do it justice. On tap, the foam is pure white and lingers in the glass until the last drop. Fresh Hops aroma comes out (just like a lager should). Easy to drink, the hops taste stays on the back palate and gives a nice after taste.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer really is a lifesaver when you are in a chain place that has a bad beer list with friends. It is a better than average lager that is miles ahead of anything else they will likely have on tap.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
You know I like this one as much as most standard "microfare." It's got more substance than Bud or Miller or Coors. Hoppy nose and bitter hoppy taste with a grainy, breadlike wuality to the flavor. I like this one as an alternative to the big breweries, but it isn't much to brag about either.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice mild malt taste decent hop flavor ok sam adams beer.worth a try if your tight on money and want a micro
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing to rip on. Clean, decent, and light. Gets bitter as it warms. No outstanding features.
notalush (5266) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much better than I remember - decent hoppiness - buttery - respectable malt backbone - my go-to beer at places like applebees or fridays.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 A great lager with a nice color and hop aroma. Full of flavor...almost too much. Goes down slightly less than smoothly but really stands out. Can't compare to most cheap and common bar beers.