beerlover82 (230) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden with thick white head and lacing.Looks like another macro-swill, but surprise, it has nice hop and malt aroma. Good hop bitterness with some malt sweetness, but this is a little thin-bodied and gets watery after a while.Depending where your Sam Adams Boston Lager came from, it may not be that good. But this is a good step away from the bland macros, but this is a little expensive.
Tessic (1033) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This lager pours a orange colour with a frothy white head.
Very metallic scent to it. Doughy scents to the nose along with some malts. Initial taste is a little watery but then kicks in with a sharp taste of hops and malt. The palate is a little bitter with a strong hop flavour.
steller (8) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Certainly better than any other mass-produced lager. Nice crisp taste, with slight bitterness.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice white head. Good floral aroma. Seems nicely balanced. Fair hop bite finish. I like it.
stranger34 (8) - USA - FEB 6, 2004 does not count
2.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Like a ferrari without an engine. this beer has everything going for it but the taste
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent for a Lager. Easy to find and doesnt fail. Better than most other lagers. Not much more to say about it.
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Turn on Friends and chug it! But seriously, don't. Very ordinary American lager. Ordinary in beer just doesn't cut it.
hershiser2 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The appearance and smell of this beer are better than its taste and drinkability. So far, I have not been impressed with a single Samuel Adams beer, finding them to be quite plain and/or average, this beer included. It's got a nice amber color, and decent smell, but a very ordianry taste that I cannot see myself yearning for.
Nuffield (4049) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I finally had a bottle of this, and I was mildly pleased. Though lacking anything distinctive in appearance, and even the aroma (though not awful) is not noticeable--particularly when drinking in a bar with smokers--in flavor there was enough malt to sense a bit of sweetness and a crispness that suggested reasonable quality of ingredients. It was boring, halfway through the bottle, but it was adequate.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
great session beer, good fruity aroma from the hops [lychee, slight citrus], golden/amber colouration, lychee with slight citrus from hops and some nice malty character, well bittered , I was most impressed with the hopping in this beer more than anything.