aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper color; nice head; malty hoppy smell and taste with dry finish; what a great friend and standby usually avaiable even in the most hick places (not that there is anything wrong with hicks)
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is much better than most any other macroswill out there. Nice copper color to it, with a nice, tight white head.
Fresher than anything around here, that's for sure. Tastes good, actually, with plenty of malts up front, with a hops backbone to
it, and finishes nice & dry. Not too bitter or metallic like a lot of lagers out there. I like it, you will too.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I anticipated trying this beer for quite some time, and just got around to tasting it tonight. Pours an amber colour, average head. Slightly hoppy aroma. Pleasant to drink, with a decent bitter finish.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was too bitter for my liking. It has a nice red color and white head to it.
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little redish with a rich, frothy head.
A distinct hoppy aroma.
Some hop-bitterness and malt in the flavour.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 Pours a clear carbonated amber with a small white head. Very light nose. Start is lightly malt sweet and the finish has a hint of hop bitterness and is somewhat dry. Not bad for a lager.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rich golden brown, with a fluffy head, that remains lacy around the glass. The first thing is the strong roasted malt flavour, slightly sweet middle and then finally right at the end a bitter finish. I'm looking forward to the seasonal specials my NY buddies tell me about.
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You can taste the quality in Sam Adams over all of the other mass-produced dreck out there. Nice color and flavor Nice malt flavor, not hoppy.
I like some other Sam Adams brews better (Oktoberfest, Winter Lager, etc.), but I'd drink this again.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - This beer does have a nice malty, slightly hoppy flavor. It's not an outstanding beer, but given a choice between Heineken (US Green Bottle), Corona, and Beck's (US Bottle Version), I prefer the Sam Adams.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 This is the beer that started it all for me some 15 or more years ago in Boston. Before Sam Adams I was not a beer drinker so I give credit to Jim Koch for introducing me to a decent beer. Although I don't drink this one often, I did have one with dinner the other night at a restaurant. On draught, clear light amber with very little head and only slight lacing. Decent hop presence for a lager but a little too watery which obscured the malt flavor I was looking for. I've been to the brewery in Jamaica Plain MA many times in the past, and I know what Boston Beer is capable of. I just think they've gotten too big to produce something better and more consistent.