MexiFinn (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Straight out of the bottle... wouldn’t of known this is a lager at all, unless the label... semi-sweet and malty. This is pretty good... first tried it playing nickels, asked the cocktail waitress at a local casino what imports they had and she mentioned Sam Adams... wasn’t aware Massachusetts had seceded... anyway, this is very tasty beer... a very, very good macro... Viva Boston!
milwaukeebeer (53) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Bottle, poured into pint glass. Decent head, good lacing. What happened to this beer? Sam Adams must’ve boosted the carbonation level because there is a whole lot of it. The hops went awol. This is not even close to what it tasted like a few years ago. The shareholders are weighing heavily on the quality of this once phenomenal brew.
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a breathtaking ruby red with a cumulonimbus head. Beautiful lacing. Heavy esthery nose, accompanied by pine and baking soda. Off-putting floral palate, with overtones of pecans and forward alcohol. Mouth-filling mouthfeel and disappointing finish.
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A beer more than passable, almost pleasant. I’m not a big fan of amber lagers but I can see myself drink one of two of these
orangelazarus (53) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2003 Decent from the tap. Had an aftertaste like strawberries.
dropkickm79 (53) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this stuff is pretty overrated. i only had it once and never tried it again
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
when did they change this recipe? it used to be the strongest beer in the SA lineup at 6.5% now its at 4.5%??? what strikes me is the flavors they eek out of the hops in this lager...citrus, noble spiciness, very nice. the body lacks, but for a "common" beer that you can find anywhere, this lager excels. much better than average.
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my first time tasting, but I might as well go ahead and rate it. This is my standby beer that I know I will be able to find anywhere. Really good lager, and most people are willing to drink it. Great for parties, etc. Pour is a nice amber, with a nice mild hoppiness in the nose. Good head on this beer. Taste is crisp. Slightly hoppy and well balanced with the malt. Very satisfying.
andreic (53) - IRELAND - JUN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden, clear, slightly off-white head. Nice lacing down the glass. Very strong hoppy aroma - floral, piney, with some malt. Tastes rich caramel malty up front with a strong hoppy bitter drying finish. I really like ths beer... very tasty.
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2001
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice flavor, but with a watery body