egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an amber color with a small white head and I can recall no lacing. Minimal hop aroma. Watered down hop flavor, slightly malty as well. Nothing special, but better than other macros
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color, moderate white head. Herbal/flowery aroma. Some caramel malt as well. Pretty good balance between malt and hops. Dry finish. Pretty good macro.
Reid (2067) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MM funny they no longer have Sam Adams the patriot on the label..i think its a bad move now the label looks pretty ugly..hope they havent messed with the beer too for popularity.
For a lager this beer has one terrific appearance darker than most non-dark lagers..almost like a copper ale..a small but dense slighly off white head that lingers long..very good so far
Smell also id quite good for a lager..i can smell that hop aroma pretty well..and its good and fresh.
MM great malty tatse but with a solid real hop bite at the end superb stuff.
Very good in the mouth not cloying at all.
An exceptionally drinkable lager indeed
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong fruit hop aroma, full bold hop fruit taste, its one of the miracles of this century that you can get this excellent beer almost anywhere to accompany your meal
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
To be honest, a whole lot more than expected. In the past, Sam has either offended me or bored me to death. To be honest, I thought this would be crap. Decent citrus/floral hops dominate the aroma, with subtle malts adding sweetness to the bouquet. Low carbonation, which is not what I expected. Thin ring of lace, almost no head on the orange/yellow body. Flavor is subtle malts, half-decent hops, and a nice clean finish. Palate was a bit thin. This one really suprised me. A beer that says all the right things, just not loudly or clearly enough to impress.
Quiglswrth (2) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It's a good taste, good color. Delicious, but not quite as good as Yuengling, the pride of the patriots from Pennsylvania.
CAT (2) - PHILLIPBURG, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2003 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
VERY DRINKABLE, NICE AFTER TASTE. NOT SHABBY FOR A MASS PRODUCED BREW, WOULD DRINK AGANE AND AGANE.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber with an off white head. taste is malty with a bit of bitter balance. not very complex, but it tastes good, and goes down easy. and best of all, it's very widely availible.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with medium white head. Slightly metallic aroma. Taste is quite metallic and malty. An average beer.
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A classic American beer. Much better than most American lagers. My only complaint is the slightly bitter after taste