RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably the first American beer I had that didn’t come from one of the giants. Always good, never great ... a readily available alternative to Bud/Coors/Miller, etc. Nice amber color, malty and sweet with that distinctive Sam Adams taste ... far better on tap but good beer all around.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 This is usually the best of the lot at beer-unfriendly restaurants. Pours Golden, with an impressive fizzy head. The hops carry from the beginning to the end, with a slightly acidic kick on the tongue. The best attribute of this beer is how creamy & frothy it is. I thoroughly disagree with those that consider this beer watery. That is a standard lager line - just doesn’t apply to Sam’s. This is also one of the few lagers that is palatable when warm.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a decent lager, but I find that their specialty brews are far better than this. I only drink this on tap, when there’s nothing better offered.
pineypower (3009) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap....Pours with a large, foamy white head. The color is a light amber in which you can see the amount of carbination. It’s aroma is somewhat hoppy with a hint of spice. It tastes more spicy than hoppy. Overall for a somewhat mass produced lager, it really isn’t that bad
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Allright I admit it I drink this all the time, though I never thought to rate it. And it was actually better than I thought it was going to be. Pours with a very large head that settles after awhile, clear light orange coloring. Almost no aroma with a hint of hops. Taste is slightly watery with some sweetness (that was a surprise) and some spice.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color pour. Small white head, not bad. Taste is less hoppy than aroma, but I have had fresher bottles with more hop presence. Slight malt character, a little metallic. Just ok.
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown-orange, sweet and fruity aroma. Taste is bitter sweet and complex; overall a good brew.
beerandsteak (12) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like home. But seriously, this is just a good beer. Great with a steak. Nothing special about it really, just tastes right and it’s better than half the beer at the supermarket.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey coloured body with a medium sized white head. Metallic hops on the nose and in the taste, good lacing, lemon sweet and a medium body.
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A darn good effort, although I have sampled some with a slightly metallic taste to it. May be a bit hoppy for some, but not overwhelmingly so. Cook a steak on the bar-b and enjoy.