80skid (65) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent flavor although a little filling and a little grainy. Aside from those couple minor setbacks it’s a satisfying lager.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent lager. It could use slightly more malt aroma, but otherwise is a nearly perfect example of an east coast lager. The hops choice is superb.
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good beer, has a sort of roasted flavor, a little bitter for my liking though, but overall pretty good.
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Appearance:
Deep amber color, clear. Lots of nice carbonation. Head looks very creamy, lacing looks great on the glass.
Sweet caramel malts, floral hops, hint of citrus.
Taste & Mouthfeel:
Caramel malts up front, along with floral hop. There’s some little orange citrus in the middle with dash of spiciness. Light-medium bodied. Carbontion is about medium.
Finish & Aftertaste:
Crisp hoppy finish with semi-sweet floral aftertaste.
Very good! A true American craft beer!
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sam Adams products have always been my fav main stream beer. I can pick them up at any local store around here and they are a decent price.
I poured this from a bottle, into a pint glass. Nice amber apperance. It has a very nice dark flavor. A hard bite followed by a smooth after taste. I think the taste is better once it starts to warm, but I’m wierd.
I would recommend any SA products to any level of beer lover.
biermensch (64) - USA - SEP 30, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. I do not have a problem with the success of SA. The lager is a good session beer. Nice, light amber color, not much visible carbonation, thin head. Well-balanced flavor but subdued. Available everywhere, incuding 6th barrels for home tap consumption.
bythe40 (64) - USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good dark american beer but comes at a high cost.
NYDennis (64) - Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My beer of choice in local bars that don’t carry other beers I like. I have gotten a few that have been skunky over the years but it is still drinkable. Great beer to drink. Nice label design also a plus to me.
StevieMSU (64) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent lager, good tatse abd a great aroma
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a macrobrew it is quite sweet with hints of bitter in the aftertaste. A complete beer.