olympian (107) - USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boston Beer’s flagship product, and still one of their best. Sam is, like many beers, better on draft, and gets progrssively better with each refill.
It’s an ’evenings’ beer - if you’re going to drink Sam, get into it easy, and stick with it for the evening - you’ll have pleasant memories. A bottle of this sandwiched between two other humbler brews would taste weird.
Glad to see more places here in Michigan carrying it draft, now.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When I go to a bar, it’s usually a toss up between this, Bass, or Killians. However, not something I would really buy to drink at home.
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably one of the best American lagers around. And by the way, a brewer and a patriot is a man with his priorities in order.
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty decent, and usuallly every bars default ’good beer’. Has a farily distinctive aroma
StevieMSU (64) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent lager, good tatse abd a great aroma
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Probably the best lager around. Nice hop flavor and aroma.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was impressed with this stuff. I never thought i would like it but i was impressed by its smooth almost sweet taste. Now I have to try all the other Samuel Adam’s brews.
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite liked this beer with its deep amber colour, malty flavour and light hoppy aftertaste.
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty beer with a nearly bland, yet a cut above that, taste. It has a slightly (almost not worth mentioning) watery feel to it, and it follows with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Now with that in mind I remind you that Sam Adams never lets me down.
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This lager has a nice hoppy aroma and a decent weight on the mid-palate. The head was white and didn’t dissapate too quickly. The finish was a bit sweet and dry, just like the commercial description says. A very decent brew, and ya gotta love the label. Every time I see ’brewer-patriot’ I crack up.