soulpolisher (33) - Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a billowy off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is toasty, with some spiciness from the hops. Taste is somewhat sweet with a dry, somewhat bitter finish. Some acidity from the carbonation. Light body. No one particular aspect stands out, well balanced.
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a lager fan, but I do like Sammy! We all know what it tastes like so... I do like it though. Better than all of those other so called commercial lagers with rice fillers!!!
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, but not one of my favorites out there!
maybe a higher quality version of Bud....
Miggl (32) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sam Adams is a good beer if there aren’t any imports on the list ;-).
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber with a small white head. floral hop aroma, some malt character. dry finish, slightly metalic. not a bad amber lager.
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
all the voices in my head agree that this is a good beer. except for the quiet one in the corner he doesnt talk much.
porter4porter (32) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice lager, pours an amber brown with a thin head, nice hoppy taste balanced well with malt w/ crisp citrus notes, a drinkable beer that is surprisingly good for a mass produced beer
fitch256 (32) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer isn’t the best you’ll ever have, but since it’s available just about anywhere, you’ll always have the option of a flavorful beer when the only other options are piss water.
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There are few things in life that I appreciate more than a fresh Sam Adams Boston Lager. I consider this my stand by and have certainly had this beer more times than I have had any other beer. I’ve enjoyed it for so long both on tap and bottle but never taken the time to review it and finally took the time to do it tonight. Had it poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, pours a light amber color with a decent sized head that will go away after a few minutes in the middle but sticks around on the edges with some good lacing to it as well. Oh yeah, and perfect clarity, absolutely perfectly filtered. It smells very good, very well balanced between roasted, caramelized malts and, with great hoppy floral aromas at the end. Excellent full bodied, and perfectly balanced flavor of again the malts followed by a hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good not much of a carbonation bite to it. You can really taste the sweet in the beginning and the bitter part at the end. Its full bodied, but I still find it very drinkable. Just a good overall beer. I’ll put a disclaimer on this, it said drink by 11/09 and it’s July right now, so you know this beer was EXTREMELY fresh. Glad I got a hold of it before anyone else. One more thing I have to add about this beer, is it’s a great year round beer, great in all seasons.
Sensei_Tohru (32) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 355 ml bottle. Pours a see-through light amber with a small dissipating head. Aroma is grain with a floral edge. The taste starts sweet, then moves on to a fairly mild hop bitterness. The body of the beer is light, but not really watery, with lower carbonation than expected. The floral hop character stays in the finish with hints of malt sweetness. More than drinkworthy!