zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber, with golden hues when held up to the light. Nice head that quickly resolves to its' signature lace. Smells of hops, malt and just a hint of barley. Tastes of oily hops, minerals with just of tinge of caramel and cinnamon in the middle. A little too perky on the mouthfeel for me, but the hop finish almost forgives the slight over carbonation. This is almost a pale ale in lager clothes. Very nice bitter finish though, leaves me always wanting more. Very nice fallback, and a good "bring me" when attending parties and not wanting to seclude less sophisticated beer-drinkers. This brew has opened many doors, and has stayed pretty consistent over the years. I have a special place for this brew and can't fault it for what it is, a solid American lager. Much like the band Nirvana, that laid the groundwork for so many bands to follow, this is a modern-day classic.
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What can I say. Best lager out there. Doesn’t taste like a macro, but is. Lager with color. Nutty and a bit malty. Two finger head, uneventful aroma.
zool (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2001
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good predictable and worthy American beer. When the bartender comes too quickly and I’m caught on the spot, not knowing exactly what I want, I just blurt out, ’Sam Adams!’ and everything is always just fine...
parkhead99 (41) - IRELAND - FEB 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
As a European I can say that this is a Quality American Beer. Bud and Miller eat your heart out
Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely drinkable. Not the most full flavored amber lager that I’ve had, Maybe if I had the boston lager glass, my impression would change.
beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of caramel, herbs, vanilla.Appearance golden, amber. Taste:light sweetness, medium bitterness.
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was much impressed by the beautifull malt flavor. The head was full and frothy. the hops left me wanting more. P.V.B. gave me my first bottle. Thanks Paul.
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear and dark amber colored. Actively carbonated with a minimal beige head. Hoppy aroma, and some fruit, a little roast. Somewhat thick in the mouth with lots more hops and a little more citrus. Fun bitterness at the finish.
nd1748 (40) - dundalk, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
ok nice malt taste with some hopps to it. good seasoinal beer. pretty smooth finish. nice enjoyable beer
jerrykurl (40) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a straw head. Noble hop aromas, floral and citrus. Tastes of pale malt and rich hop bittering. Full bodied for a lager and mild caramel notes help this one stand out from a category plauged by mediocracy.