pabstsfan777 (46) - Unionville, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Simply put, the best beer I have ever had. Love it. You can not go wrong having one of these in your hand.
BBorsutionns (46) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very distinct hoppy flavor. subtle aroma. very crisp. Great for a beer you find on tap at restaurant.
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Above average score for a lager, IMHO.
Drank from a bottle from the LCBO. Very nice for an American macrobrew. Goes down smooth with a nice hoppy malty finish that’s not too strong. I wish I could buy this for much cheaper up here in Canada. Perhaps I’ll pick up a case next time I’m in the States.
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pored from a 355ml bottle, for the price of this i expected better, a lot of hype over a standard beer, it is nice just not standout, if it were cheaper i would session this beer, but i would rather spend my hard earned cash on something a little better.
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, caramel on the nose, some hoppiness in taste. Decent Sam in the bottle.
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty beer with a nearly bland, yet a cut above that, taste. It has a slightly (almost not worth mentioning) watery feel to it, and it follows with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Now with that in mind I remind you that Sam Adams never lets me down.
theFinatUofI (45) - Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent macrobrew. A beautiful, deep color yet the head is quite underdeveloped. A bit on the sweeter side with hints of bitterness which amounts to a little odd aftertaste. All in all a very balanced and soft taste.
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty decent, and easy to drink. Has kind of a funky/acidic aftertaste though.
wernesgruner (45) - USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hops and malt are quite apparent when the smell wafts up from the glass, moderate head, strong onset taste with lemon accents the after taste is fair in bitterness, as well as lemon and just plain goodness.
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle, Purchase By Date: 2/06. Bought it last Xmas as part of the Sam Adams’ Winter Case...Pours a sparkling dull-penny with an average sized, frothy-white head...Smell sweet molasses malts and light perfume hops. Can also pick up metallic honey notes...Medium bodied, thin and creamy texture with average carbonation and a bitter sweet finish...Tastes short and sweet with a slight bitterness evident near the end...Overall, a perfect "when in doubt beer" served just about everywhere. Top Macro lager in a category that usually leaves a lot to be desired. A telling characteristic is that it’s actually better served cold but it remains a fine choice if the pickings are slim.