djoeye (453) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle, K-market Finland, exists also in supermarkets in Norway, abv 4,7%.
Scents of hops, grass, malts, malty candies, some hints from mead wort (meadowsweet).
Quite a head, quite a while, quite some tags inside the mug, and a deep amber body.
Taste of grains, malts, hops, and malt dominates.
Some barbecue tones into it all. Mouthfeel alright.
It has a bitterness, though it is also mild.
Some roasted malts and dark chocolate hints in the finish.
Overall really a tasty beer.
nickel (111) - - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice taste of malt multiplied by hoppy bitter aftertaste make this lager "must try" for everyone.
tectactoe (687) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: light copper body with a thick, creamy looking head that shows good retention, though it doesn’t leave much lacing behind. Aroma is full of nice hops up front; grassy, herbal, a little earthy with mild toasted malts and toasted grains. Good parity of malt & hops. Very timid back-end citrus notes, too. Taste begins with a touch of hop bitterness, complete with that earthy and herbal character. Some sweet & toasted malt, like crisp crackers, settles next to a very faint apple-like fruitiness. Not sure exactly where I’m getting that from, but I kind of like it. Crisp, with lots of yeast in the finish. Drinkable, and a decent beer to have if you’re in a relatively non-craft bar.
zomba (192) - Nokia, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light golden clear with thick white foam. Didn’t make much impression to me, I guess I need to try another one later.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
How did I not rate this prior. One of the first true craft beers I ever tasted. Light caramel pour with a white head. Aroma is nice malt presence, a little spice and sweetness also. Taste is crisp, malty, little spice hop flavor. Nice lacing.
Lore (632) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark golden-amber colour, minimal off-white head;aroma and taste of grassy hops with citrussy notes and hints of pine; definitely the best lager I’ve ever tasted
Pringao_Toribi (152) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Maybe the best lager I ever tried, and surely the only one I will never get bored. Balanced, fresh, tasty but not sticky...
For cap collectors: dark blue cap with the same imprint "Samuel Adams. Boston Lager" as the label.
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
APPEARANCE: clear blond/amber beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: malts, grains, slight hop, some grass, little citrus.
TASTE: pilsener like, full of taste though, quite some malts, not bad, but nothing special.
novice101 (103) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber color with a white head, that sticks around. Smells of light citrus hops and bit sweetness. Taste is first a bit of hop bitterness and then goes in to malty/caramel. nice beer enjoyable
Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Old Chicago, Bozeman MT. Nice amber appearance with a thin white head. Nose is slight malt, hop, earthy. Taste is bitter, light bodied but very balanced. Finishes very smooth, great staple for a lager.