Steven_B (114) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a large frothy head. Aroma is light malts with some sweetness but nothing great going on. Flavour is similar with the malts coming through. Not a big fan of lagers but I would say this was one of the better ones for me.
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First Sam Adams for a coupla years...
L: pours a strong amber, a lovely finger of white foam, great lacing.
S: very malty and sweet on the nose, a little citrus.
T: full-flavoured, very malty taste, like a malted biscuit, there’s a sweet middle, hints of fruitiness, and some light bitterness at the end.
F: very creamy feel, small gentle carbonation, smooth drinking.
O: great lager. I need to pick some up more often.
androman (1697) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is clear golden, head is big, creamy, cream white, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is fruity, flavor is malty, floral, tropical fruits. Medium sweet, light bitter, slightly sour. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty lager.
killroy (110) - BULGARIA - DEC 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really liked this one. From the copper color to the malty taste, with dry hoppy finish.
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know, Jim Koch, I KNOW! Boston Beer Company has been tremendously successful. You have introduced huge numbers of people to the idea of beers other than pale lager. You’ve even made some quite decent beers along the way before slacking off. You’ve made your point. I’ll review your sweet smelling, bland looking, bland tasting, thoroughly mediocre flagship beer that you insist on cramming into every Samuel Adams variety 12 pack. Now will you please fucking LEAVE? [from a 12 ounce bottle on December 23, 2015 at Longhorn Steakhouse on Harrison Avenue, a place with a lousy beer selection]
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Butelka 330ml. Bursztynowy kolor. Piana biala dosc obfita. W zapachu dominuja chmiele. Ich mieszanka ma tez duzy wplyw na smak. Goryczkowy z orzechowa nuta i chmielowym finiszem . Dobre piwo
BostonBeanBoy (2) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I used to like this beer, but I guess that was before there were much better beers.
BobyFischer (295) - FRANCE - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lager équilibrée, douce rafraîchissante, avec un corps tout de même présent qui assure de la longueur, de la consistance, tout en en offrant une bière rafraîchissante et subtilement houblonnée.
Un top du genre pour moi.
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Biscuit, malty, bready aromas. Bread, malty, pretzel flavors. Some people hate on Sam Adams, but I still think this beer is pretty solid. Nothing amazing, but you could do a lot worse.
SteveOrz85 (210) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle out of variety pack. Fridge chilled. Served in a Tulip glass. Big white head. Beer is a clear golden color. Significant lacing. Aroma is of light malts and some hops. Notes of bread and cereal. Taste is Lightly bitter with a smooth finish. Lighty malty with faint notes of bread and hay. A bit hoppy for a lager. Light bodied and average carbonation. Overall an ok lager. I’ve never cared much for this particular offering from Sam Adams and have genuinely been annoyed by their persistent push of this beer. Sam Adams makes many fine brews, this is not one of them. Its generally a turn off for me when I look to purchase one of their variety packs and 4 out of the 24 beers are these and another 4 are likely an experimental crap shoot leaving 16 fine beers out of 24, yet most of the variety pack can only be purchased in a variety pack, Marketing games.