Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty good beer. Well, good for a ad beer. It has a nice hoppy after taste. This is a beer I would buy for a party.
mp8719 (21) - USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid brew. It’s a darker lager with some bite. Distinctive flavor for a macro. Leaves you with some bad after-taste though sometimes, and is a bit over-priced (like all of the Sams).
Pearhead (21) - Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scooby doo shake shake the room...tastes like pickles with (bizzurp) spam sauce. Pop pop.
imbiberAZ (21) - USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 As far as American lagers, this is cream of the crop. It’s not a heavy, dark sit-in-your-study-enjoy-one-or-two-with-a-neighbor beer. Another poster said even 3-4 is hard. It’s true. Priced like a micro. Rich on the tongue, smells sweet and malty, actually contains liquor unlike most medium/dark lagers, and as another poster said: good standby. Bottle is good. On tap it’s a different creature altogether but beats bud/miller/coors any bar day of the week.
Brewpot (21) - West Burlington, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with an impressive head that you don’t find in any of the macro-brews. Well balanced aroma: rich malts and fresh hops. Malty slighty sweet with a smooth finish. This is what I imagine American lager was like before prohibition.
Badabing (21) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Smooth, light no after taste. Taste is mild but refreshing. I beer that could go with a fine dinner or a day out in the back yard with a BBQ.
R.Begley (21) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good ice cold on draught.
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s still better than Busch or Bud, but I’d rather drink a good porter. This is not great beer, but it is not bad beer.
coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my staple lager, when I can’t choose I pick up Sammy and enjoy each bottle. No surprises, classic lager palate great aroma and looks great in the pint glass
cruz22499 (20) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2001
3.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a world class beer indeed. Sam Adams’ Boston Lager is the defenition of beer art. Jim Koch knows how to make a great beer. God bless you Jim you are what we good beer drinkers inspire to be, God of all brew masters.