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
PhatCatt (52) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 Full-flavored with a mildly sweet, slightly rye-like hop flavor, particularly in the mouthfeel. My new favorite.
StPeteBeerMan (52) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber and smells sweet, floral and malty. Sweet malts up front, caramel notes and maybe some pine towards the end. Body and carbonation is medium. Not an outstanding beer but I can always count on it as a good option in an average bar.
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
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is a beautiful pour, but I think it’s pretty middle of the road as far as flavor and quality. I think it’s a great beer by which to rate other beers. Fairly distinct aroma, great amber color, and a bitterish sparkling taste.
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer weened me of of Bud and helped to turn me on to real beer when it first was marketed. Dont drink it any more though.
Barnabus (52) - Niagara, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 From a bottle. Lightly sweet with hints of pine and flowers. The finish is short and bitter. It is an alright lager, but not one I would seek out.
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 excellent. i can always go for a sam adams. A bit too heavy for me to drink all night though. has a nice sweet touch to it.