beerdc (13) - USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An above average mass production beer that is slightly overpriced. the seasonals are better.
GunnyJoe (13) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one of my standard "go to" beers. Much better than Bud. Better in draft, but good in bottles too. Malty with nice hop bite.
jeepmischief (13) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not really as good as everyone says. I can’t drink this with food at all. It comes of as very bitter at times. I guess pallettes can change from time to time.
Tdevil (13) - Feetood, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very heavy malts and strong flavor, with a lasting aftertaste. A higher-end beer of the domestics, much better & flavorful than the other mass produced swill that they try to pass off as beer. I can only drink one in a sitting and it must be with a meal- very punguent. I still prefer microbreweries over this.
steazyb23 (13) - California, USA - APR 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good lager very crisp and clean hints of malts and hop aroma excelletn mouth feel
norsk (13) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another staple. Medium/dark amber color with decent head & legs/lacing. Bit heavy for my palate but definitely one to have on hand for guests.
dtalou27 (13) - Freeburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing example of a true American Beer. This is an excellent beer, which thank the lord, because it's a go to beer when the only other beers carried at bars/restaurants are bud and bid light.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pappaushi (13) - JAPAN - JAN 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can’t say enough good things about this award winning brew. it’s a wonderful session brew and I love to enjoy it when I really want to experience "World Class Beer". Pours beautifully in a mug with a strong head and heavenly aromas of malt and biscuit.
It has a thick mouth feel that is very serious "REAL BEER".
I think of this brew as the Flagship of American Beer for all of those people who think Budweiser Water is the king. Grab on to one now and experience Real Brewing Craft. It won’t let you down!!
palliko (12) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I keep coming back to this beer. I have tried dozens of pale ales, highly hopped like Hop Ottin, Flying Dog, etc. but Sam Adams beats them all. I know: it is commonly found everywhere, so how can it be exceptional? Don't beers have to be from microbreweries that are very hard to find and have to be ordered special from your local liquor store? Not for me. This beer has what I look for: drinkability. It goes well with food. The bouquet is very subtle. It doesn't overpower you with hops. It has a nice malty middle. A delicious but slightly bitter finish. Thumbs up, Sam!
DatFlycat (12) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I'm not sure if my mouth has changed or if the beer has. Seems to me 10 yrs ago when this wasn't quite the juggernaut it is today, it was a quality almost-mega-brew. Of late, however, it has become reliably bitter and tinny, to my disappointment. There are still sweet undertones in the body, but the aftertaste has become impalatably bitter. Tis a shame as I'm worried the Winter Lager is following the mainline lager's lead.