Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful golden Amber colour with little to no head. Excellent Robust Hop Aroma. Not full mouthfeel but good mouthfeel. Not much lacing but then again it just came out of freezer that may have something to do with its appearance and flavour. Some evidence of Hops and some roasting of the Malts also appears. I have had better but have certainly had worse. I always have a six or two handy for when I have to share by Stash. You can't go wrong with SABL. Its definitely worth the 5.29 I paid. A damn good Lager. CHEERS!
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold, hoppy flavor. Slightly sweet and dry at the end. Golden color and nice white lace when finished. Great beer, best lager.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Not bad, average. Average nose and pour. Good balance of bitter and hops. A good beer for those who don't ask alot from their beers. One word sums it up: standard.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark gold color, clarity good. Decent head formation.
Smell: Nice noble hop aroma, mixed with some malt but noble hops are the dominant feature here.
Taste: Noble hop flavor, quite good. Pale malt in background combines nicely with hops. Very balanced flavors and tastebuds go between malt flavor and hop flavor. Some caramel malt flavor comes through but is very subdued.
Mouthfeel: Medium/light mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Excellent beer, doesn't deserve to be downplayed by some beergeeks who claim it isn't that great because its "Sam Adams." This is a very good, drinkable, session beer that I could consume all day.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma and appearance. An appropriate beer to moisten (not drown) my light sorrows. As far as American beers go, this is one, if not my number one, of my favorites. A pretty standard beer, but thank goodness, it's not watered-down. A good one to keep the fridge stocked with...
OldGrowth (3100) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Good nose, Carmel, floral, little fruity. Orange golden color. Ok head that faded quick. Sweet and sour flavors, carmel, some fruity yeasty flavor, little metallic. Dry sourish finish. Another blast from the past. Changed my mind of what a lager could be.
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
lets start off with color, it is a golden copper, and the head is a creamy off white. The flavor is nutty, a little almond and peanut and sweet. it has a bit of a sweet and biter aftertaste (odd). Smooth palate, head holds great. A great lager, like whoa.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, a lot better than I expected. I bought a six of this stuff and I am going to enjoy every drop. Hoppy and floral aromas are abundant right when you open the bottle and pour this big boy into the glass. Body is a darker golden colour, with a medium sized white head. Tastes very hoppy, dry and bitter. nice bite in the throat as well. A great lager.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You know what the boston lager is great!!! Now I also know why Samuel Adams is such a popular beer out there. Great Taste, not overly bitter, well balanced flavorful beer. I'll definitely consume more SA's now. Wish I had bought their Christmas sampler which had both of these back in december 03 when I had the chance.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Had to re-rate this one. Maybe it was a frsh 6-pack, but I haven't enjoyed a beer this much in ages. Beautiful copper and a nice scent of floral hops. The taste was much fuller than I remembered and the flavour lingered. Went down smooth and had a really full - but not too bitter aftertaste. Check the label - if it's fresh, it's a winner!