goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 Nice golden color, great aroma, and a slight hoppy taste. Seems to have changed (for the worse) a bit over the last couple of years, but still a darn good brew that is very easy to find.
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had one with the new label. Of course the taste is the same which is what is great about this beer. One of the founders of the microbrew revolution, Sam Adams Lager is a consistantly great beer.Nice copper tones, good mix of hop and malt nice finish. A pleasure to drink.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer grows on you... reminds me of a good ale really; great floral aroma, copper-amber color, strong hoppiness with just the right amount of malt. Light, crisp and a nice consistent body... great dry finish. Very good beer
TMP8899 (6) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 22, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer
Stampion (142) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just a good average beer, nothing to drastic, and nothing awful either.
Panzuriel (1281) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can’t really stand this stuff. It’s too bitter and agressive for my palate. Just seems like it’s trying too hard.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant hoppiness but most distinctive for high carbonation.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer on tap but loses something in the bottle. Had one last night and once again I get a very metallic taste. 8/15/2002 Much smoother this time around as in the kind of lager I could just keep tossin’ down the old piehole. Side by side against Bass with a burger and some chowda this beer will win out every time. P.S. Please bring back the old label.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can’t believe I almost forgot this. One of my favorite commonly accessable beers. Light flavor and very drinkable. Good with pizza,wing and all other bar food.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber color certainly looks good. But looks can be deceiving. This is a pretty average tasting beer with a little more roasted malt flavor than a macro-lager IMO. But it is widely available and sometimes the best choice where there is limited availability of better beers.