metaldust (30) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2004 Best tasting American beer there is.
XMB625 (30) - USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For all of the excellent seasonal beers that Sam Adams brews, I was disappointed in their flagship beer.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best lager that is readily available to the masses. Too good for BBQ's and parties, but I recommend keeping some around if you wanna impress your friends.
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet but reasonably full body. Slight head. Light taste. Slight malt taste.
Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells slightly hoppy, not overpowering. Tastes with a slight hop, nice amber color, and always available wherever I go. Of the macro-brewed beers, this is always my favorite lager.
dubb18 (30) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a bad beer for Samuel Adams, but it lacked in uniqueness. It was a decent brew.
gallagwar (30) - USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Never been a fan of plain old Sam Adams. I guess it’s the best major American macro. But is that supposed to impress me?
ontheroad (30) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has distinct aromas of malt and hops with corresponding taste and smoothness. A really drinkable beer.
vanrassel (30) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I decided to revisit this beer after rating it eons ago on, ahem, the other site and found it stands up fairly well. It starts smooth with flavour from the Vienna malts and the Noble hops nicely balance them out with a slightly bitter, dry finish. Light body and tight carbonation contribute to a crisp, clean finish.
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sam Adams is a beer that, although I don’t ever intend to buy one, I seem to have more often than I plan. It’s because at many restaurants, it’s the only beer available that’s drinkable. And that’s ultimately what I think of Sam Adams...it’s drinkable.
Sam Adams pours a nice amber with a creamy head. The beer smells of malts and is not overpowering as befits a lager. You know it’s a good beer when you fight the head to smell the beer.
Sam Adams has a strong malt flavor with a light hop finish. Just enough carbonation to give it a fine mouthfeel, refreshing and crisp. Not the best beer in the world but very refreshing and satisfying.