DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good. I consider this a standard when you dont want to break the bank on something special. Better than any American Standard.
rhoderickj (49) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a decent lager, but it’s still not much to write home about. This beer is pretty much characteristic of a standard above-average lager. It certainly has more flavor than the macros in its class, but I just can’t bring myself to really enjoy it. As for unique characteristics, it goes down a bit bitter, but the finish is abrupt and clean.
WildTurkey (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear Amber color, good carbonation. Some maltiness, and a little hops. A little piney. This was actually better than I thought. I hadn’t had SA Boston Lager in a while, but this was not dull at all. Nice malitness and hop balance. Light to medium body and some dryness.
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty flavour, small on hops, flowery nose, small head, typical american lager
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my first choice, but its my only choice on so many occasions, what would i drink without it. My first real beer. Thanks for that!
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.
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Pour - NIce golden amber color with lively carbonation. Off-white head that comes and goes with each swig. Toasty, slightly sweet aroma.. promising. Flavor starts slightly sweet but turns quite bitter at the end with a long, dry, harsh aftertaste. Disappointing in the end.
beerfinder1 (48) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good rich taste. Not like your ordinary lager. Hoppy aroma. A good after dinner beer.
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...