Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
341 bottle. Poured into a pilsner glass with 1 finger of head and left some lacing. It has a darker golden colour than many lagers. Again, comparing to other lagers it has more flavour. Clear and crisp. Some citrus which I find refreshing in a lager. Better than most of the mass produced lagers.
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soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love this beer for how well it performs compared to how much I pay for it. It has the quality of some german or U.K. brews, but costs a good bit less. Its just as thick, hearty, and tasty as many of the european beers, and reminds me alot of some of the ’Octoberfest’ style beers they sell from germany. These are not those super thick strong beers, but are a bit lighter than that, yet way heartier than beers like Bud and Fosters. I picked this beer last, since it seemed like the biggest seller, I assumed that meant it would taste the most like a mainstream beer such as Bud. I was wrong, this is one of my favorites, if not my very favorite from Samuel Adam’s beers.
pabstsfan777 (46) - Unionville, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Simply put, the best beer I have ever had. Love it. You can not go wrong having one of these in your hand.
revans (46) - Salem, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just not that into this beer. Nice color though. Taste is a bit off. But it really does nothing for me.
BigDaddyBlues (46) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice red gold color with a nice off-white head. A very balanced beer. It has some malt on the nose and some hop late. It is my default beer when I can’t get to a place with better selection. Not one of the worlds great beers but far better than anything coming out of the big breweries.
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Above average score for a lager, IMHO.
Drank from a bottle from the LCBO. Very nice for an American macrobrew. Goes down smooth with a nice hoppy malty finish that’s not too strong. I wish I could buy this for much cheaper up here in Canada. Perhaps I’ll pick up a case next time I’m in the States.
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pored from a 355ml bottle, for the price of this i expected better, a lot of hype over a standard beer, it is nice just not standout, if it were cheaper i would session this beer, but i would rather spend my hard earned cash on something a little better.
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer because it brought me into the craft beer world. beautiful amber color to this one. a nice head on a clear brew. the nice hop aroma from this lager is the thing that captured me.
triplehopped (46) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich and clear amber with a medium off-white heat, heavy lacing. The aroma is floral and of citrus, caramel. Taste is moderate to heavy sweetness with a medium level of bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation, smooth finish.
ironprog (46) - - FEB 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, amber-orange with a frothy white head that lasts a long time. Aromas of citrus, grass, and hay. Taste is a bit bitter with a metallic "tinge" to it. It’s medium-bodied with a lightly creamy texture. Finish is on the dry side with a hint of orange. Carbonation is average.
In my book, this one is nothing special, yet it’s good enough that I would drink it again. Pleasing, but not outstanding.