VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK, after years of disliking this beer, I’m softening my stance after trying one the other night simply because it was the only beer other than BudMillerCoors the restaurant had. As far as widely available American lagers are concerned, this is the best. It has a great hop nose and slight maltiness to compliment its hop flavor and slight bitterness. Acceptable color and mouthfeel, no head retention and a pleasant taste. Not bad overall, but something about Sam Adams’ beers (still) literally makes me sick to my stomach if I drink more than one of them in an evening. Have to respect their ability to compete with the Big 3 and retain relatively high quality.
buffdaddy615999 (38) - Garwood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2001
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
overrated, taste sucks but not as bad as the aftertaste thats a whole hell of a lot worse.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have no love for sam adams. I thought that this was one of the most expensive and overated beers i have ever had. I no better if not worse than budweiser and had half of the respect.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great beer to drink anytime, tap or bottle.
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Boy, did this one ever need a re rate. Aroma of malt, spice and hops. Good lookin copper amber with beige head. I taste toasty malt, lager hops, caramel and pepper. Dry and refreshing Thanks to Sam Adams for this great beer that is available just about everywhere.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2001
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Great, if what you are expecting is an IPA. I refuse to believe that this is bottom-fermented, as its hop profile and maltiness are completely inappropriate for a ’lager’. Perhap the brewery didn’t want to scare folks in 1986 by labeling this an ale. It’s high time, and my rating will accordingly rise.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
limubai99 (9) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2001 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The most overrated beer on the planet. This is not a knee-jerk reaction. I feel that the finish of the Boston Lager is distinctly soapy and unpleasant. It starts great and ends horribly. Samuel Adams does produce a few great beers, Old Fezziwig’s being my favorite. But this lager has to go.
Darth Maul99 (2) - USA - AUG 19, 2001 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Goddamned beer on the planet!
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2001
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great anytime beer.