dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an average lager. Nothing really specialOBVIOUSLY better than Bud, or miller, or Coors, but it won't be a regular for me.
TcTango (48) - Tyler, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful amber color with a thick, fizzy off-white head that quickly dissipates. Strong hops and well balanced malts with a pleasantly bitter/sour aftertaste.
Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I usually scoff at this company because there "pseudo craft" stylings can’t compare to other mainstream craft breweries like Sierra Nevada or Rogue etc...To be honest, I think most of Sam Adams repertoire is slightly worse than average with a couple of exceptions, notably the new Imperial Pilsner, which I consider to be a freak anamoly from this company...In fact, I am quite certain that Sam Adams’ executives will decide that the Imperial Pilsner offering (while, in this progressive beer drinking society, makes some sense on paper, and is exceptionally satifying on the palate by any standard measure of beer drinking) is too good for their "teetering around mediocrity beer that’s guzzled by people who think that they are drinking something sophisticated" type image... and furthermore, that if the "average" Samuel buyer wants beer this good they should seek accomodations elsewhere. Also, I am investigating the possibility that some other, better company with a higher standard of what constitutes great taste and outstanding craft has brewed the Imperial Pilsner FOR Samuel and Sam has just stuck their "I have just stepped off the fucking Mayflower" logo on it...Fucking-A...Proxy brewing motherfuckers...he should just drown himself in that vat of stale swill that he sits in on the television commercials...maybe then when he ascends to heaven he will be able to see what a real beer is supposed to taste like...cause in heaven the lands are filled with premium IPA’s from brewers like Stone, Ale Smith, and Smuttynose...the river’s flow with belgian ales...and in the darkness of night THE STOUTS OF UNDERWORLD RISE...people piss Boston Lager and watch it stagnate into Cherry Wheat...Now with that said...I will drink this beer if the only other options are Bud and Coors...
joshiez (48) - USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s good for a mass produced beer. My only real complaint here, is that sometimes...it tastes old....I’m not sure exactly what it is...but like...every third bottle tastes bad. But then, I’m drunk right now...so whatever!
MarkMaclean (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cereal, resin, amber, hazy, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, lightly sour, soft carbonation, astringent,
beerdrinkingking (47) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
ok beer would only drink on occasion
DarkBeer (47) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a lager guy, but this is a good one, Nice amber pour, good head, nice oppy aroma, lovely clean taste,
rohash (47) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely a decent lager. Sweet, malty, light hop character. Nothing out of this world but OK.
MichaelPerch (47) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
the aftertaste is very bad. i don’t like it at all. sorry.
but it seems that it is very popular
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Mile Square in Hoboken. The only reason that i gave this beer a 5 for appearance is the nifty new glasses that Sam Adams came out with for this beer. Pretty standard swill though. All in all, i think i’m just not that big a fan of Jim Koch’s beers.