Kodos (200) - USA - SEP 25, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the beer that introduced this N. American to the world of ’real’ beer, so I am a bit biased.The transformation from Miller guzzling non afficianado happened here. This guy changed a lot of opinions in N. America about what good beer is supposed to be. A good brew thats a bit heavy on the hoppy side. A good intro to what American style Lager should be.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious amber lager, hints of gladioli and mollasses start you off, leatherwood maltiness with light sourness that enhances the soft finish.Best North American drop I have tried by 1.6 kilometres. Well crafted. My bottle into the last month of shelflife and cost $2:85Australian, or $1.45US for 330mls.
jonnyx99 (34) - USA - SEP 24, 2001
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Overall, my first pint of draught Samuel Adams was a big dissapointment. Bitter, sour and altogether way too heavy on hop bite. Not one I would enjoy again.
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2003 Medium head with a rich amber color, very slight bitterness to the finish.
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
not at all,its a one time beer,not good at all
cruz22499 (20) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2001
3.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a world class beer indeed. Sam Adams’ Boston Lager is the defenition of beer art. Jim Koch knows how to make a great beer. God bless you Jim you are what we good beer drinkers inspire to be, God of all brew masters.
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.