kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amberish color with a small head.head, Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is mostly malty caramel. Taste is very similar with some slight hoppy pine and citrus flavors towards the end. Easy drinking and a simple beer.
Beardbeerman (39) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A classic American beer which I was able to get at my local spot.
355ml bottle chilled served in a pilsner glass right out of the fridge:
Pours a clear bronze/copper robe with vivid carbs and about two fingers of foamy head. Retention wasn’t impressive but I did get some nice spotted lacing on the rim of my glass.
The nose is subtle with some grains and malts. There is a spicy/clovy element. Simply put the nose doesn’t really give any hints of how the brew will be on the tongue.
Taking a sip, you first get the grain with a quite strong barley kick quickly making way for a hoppy uppercut racing to the back of the palate. The brew shows a mostly watery structure but does score points for its finale of nice vapory/stingy hops.
Overall I was happy to get my hands on this classic and add it to my collection. I wouldn’t say it an awesome lager for I thought the hops and barley were a bit overpowering the malts, but I’d describe this beer as accessible and refreshing. Cheers!
Cluniac (18) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One if my favorite standard lager readily available in the us. Surely no where near the class of stronger belgian style ales which are my favorites. However far better than cheap american beers
mavis0815 (22) - - DEC 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
jice (123) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed in UK. Houblon, caramel, amertume bien présente. Une lager agréable !
loubar (89) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Deep golden color with a rich creamy head. Smell is slightly hoppy. Taste of caramel malt and grains combine for a silky, creamy palate. Good carbonation. Balanced, dry, slightly bitter finish. It’s hard to find fault here. It’s just a fine basic lager that is, thankfully, widely available. A standard.
yy0pp (633) - - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-ruby color with white head. Aroma - Fruits, caramel, flowers. Flavor - Hops, caramel.
Aggiebob (28) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rich lager with a slightly bitter finish. Poured from a bottle with a frothy head and a ring of lace lasting the whole glass.
pricey290483 (463) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
have had this one a few times now very easy to get hold of sainsbury’s sell it. a little fruity on the aroma and a slight caramel flavour little bit bitter on the finish but for a lager its a nice one
Hop_Hedonist (261) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I admit I don’t like lager - had this SA Boston Lager at a function last night cos it was the best of a shitty bunch on offer - meh, it barely registered on any level but soon disappeared so I’ve marked it accordingly as not shit but won’t go there again in a hurry.
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into Sam Adams glass
Appearance: A 2" sudsy off white head slowly drops with mild lacing. Mostly clear light amber appearance with tons of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: fresh bread dough is dominate, also a hint of sweetness and some tangy, earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: fairly light and slick with a crisp, dry finish.
Flavor: combination of the sweet barley/bread dough flavor with floral and citrus rind hops.
Overall: This beer has grown on me as of late. For years I didn’t really care for it, but I have found it more enjoyable in recent months.