RobBestwick (623) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mild hoppy aroma, bronze hue with a reasonable head, nice hop charcter with some balancing malt tones, full bodied with quite an interesting taste, a good beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber color with a beige head, exponential lacing. Aroma was supprisingly hoppy, I'm not used to that in a lager. Good balance in the flavor with a great fresh hop notes here as well. Palate is just as I expected with this many IBU's, slightly dry and bitter but complex at the same time. Good job!
slaterock (11) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is one of my favorite beers that is easy to get t the supermarket. Great dark, thick flavor for an american macro. Just love the taste of this beer. Either this os sierra nevada is what i go for. pure white, pretty quick diminishing head. Wonderful mouthfeel for a american macro with 4.7% alcohol. Yum.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 I was quite suprised to see an (imported) american beer in my local supermarket - so I bought it.
It was darker and had more body than i expected - perhaps a bit fruity?
Would try again.
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Don't really know what all this beer is really about. It tastes like a average beer, but with a skunkier, sweeter taste that I did not like. It's the kind of beer Republicans probally drink while discussing "important things" at the nearby Red Lobster. Which I will have no part of
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Had this at the Fish Market in Old Towne Alexandria in the 36oz snifter. Medium brown body, decent head. Hop, malt flavors. Dry aftertaste. Could use some more alcohol. Everything about this beer was average and rather boring. The best part was the fun I had toasting with that enormous glass :-)
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best lager I have ever tasted but not terrible. A bitter taste after every drink is a turn off to me. Not a beer to get drunk off of but nice to have around for a drink or two at night.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best lager that is readily available to the masses. Too good for BBQ's and parties, but I recommend keeping some around if you wanna impress your friends.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer poured an orange amber color and formed a nice foamy off white head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and slight touch of hops is also present with some grain elements. A flavor of malt and caramel. The finish is light with a touch of tang to it. Lagers have ceased to be my beer of choice but in my old Bud days this beer easily would have replace it. Still would make a good session beer for drinking with friends still stuck on Bud or Rolling Rock.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on draft at a local restaurant. Caramel colored body with a thin off-white head that left unusual terraced lacing as it faded. Smell of hops and molasses. Tasted of molasses, caramel and brown sugar with bitter, hoppy overtones. I prefer other Sam Adams brews to this one.