HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-orange beer. Great hop Aroma. Taste is sweet with slight caramel. Aftertste has a little bit of an undesirable bite, but otherwise a fine beer.
caesar (6479) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber orange color, big rocky off-white head, some carbonation. Aroma is hoppy, but also caramel malty, some resin. Taste is dry hopbitter, caramel malty. Dry finish. This beer could use some refermentation in the bottle and then it would be a very nice belgian ale!
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an average lager. Nothing really specialOBVIOUSLY better than Bud, or miller, or Coors, but it won't be a regular for me.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this one off of a tap, and it was good. It reminded me of Sierra Nevada pale ale.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly orange-amber colour with a large white head. Decent hop profile, with some sweet caramel flavoured malt. Slightly spicy and peppery. Citrusy hops and a long but pleasantly bitter finish. A good session beer.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Ok it's not the best in the world, but it is far superior to Bud and you can wean Bud drinkers off their poison onto this and then slowly assimilate them to good beer. Within the bottles of average beer lie the lie the seeds of destruction for truly awful beers and the path to the true, good beers. Onward Comrades. Now is time for the revolution!
aleindulger (12) - Venice, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 For an all around american beer, this ale comes on heavy and finishes with a smooth creamy taste
Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good alternative at most bars, this pure amber lager pours a nice frothy head with moderate lacing. The taste has a nice sweet kick, with a lightly acidic and faintly bitter finish. It's medium body and oily texture make it go down nice and smoothly. It's probably my favorite American macro.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Although consistency can be an issue with Sam Adams, the lager I had (most recently) was good. Hoppy and nicely balanced with malts. Not as good as it used to be, but still a couple steps above the macros.
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orangey highly carbonated beer. Poor quality tinny malted lager, the CO2 playing havoc with the taste buds and the forced, low quality ingredients, I guess at malt & hop extracts, give little satisfaction. Oh Dear.