WillyTheFrog99 (31) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damn good brew. Goes down really smooth, and finishes sweet and dry. Good to drink when there’s no Guinness... but when is there not Guinness? Nevertheless, a solid brew.
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer. It has been some time since I have had some, but upon pouring a bottle tonight I was impressed. Amber-copper colored with a nice head. Although the head didn't last long, the lacing of the glass was there until the end. What aroma was there was hoppy. The taste was malty and ever-so-slightly fruity. Dry finish with some bitterness. I felt that this beer was fairly balanced with a leaning to the malty side. Would make a great first or second step to the wonderful world of real beer.
darkcarrington (31) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Among the most readily available American beers this has to be one of the best. Not actually too bad in its own right for that matter. Sure as hell better than Miller and the other mega breweries
Isor (31) - - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first time I had this issue could’ve sworn it tasted a bit better but guess I was wrong. Not bad for being their signature beer
HuskerTornado (31) - 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.
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff! Subtle taste, appearance and aroma promise a little bit more but a great lager. Rusty, reddish appearance. Lovely sweet aroma. Good balance of bitterness. Slightly silky carbonation. Slight dryness. Could drink all night and might. 330ml bottle, go sam! Was admonished for ordering this in a Tribeca bar due to it being from Boston but from memory its on a par with Brooklyn lager.
AlfredReece92 (31) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve only had this a couple of times, not really my favorite... but it could be a lot worse.
XMB625 (30) - USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For all of the excellent seasonal beers that Sam Adams brews, I was disappointed in their flagship beer.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best lager that is readily available to the masses. Too good for BBQ's and parties, but I recommend keeping some around if you wanna impress your friends.
metaldust (30) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2004 Best tasting American beer there is.