Elcarion99 (21) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my favorite beers on draft. I don’t typically drink it in the bottle.
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.
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.
HuskerTornado (21) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a sensory glass. Pours a medium copper color with a tall off-white head. The head has excellent retention with good lacing.
Smell is of bread dough, sweet, toasted caramel malt, and floral hops.
Taste is sweet malt and spicy hops up front, very well balanced. Some lingering bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and tangy.
Overall, a classic American lager that was at the forefront for the past 30 years in helping the craft beer movement. It’s well balanced and enjoyable to drink. A good beer to keep on hand year-round.