Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle at Caffrey’s Corner in Kiruna. Orange colour with some foam. Fresh, but vague aroma. Fruity citrus flavour with hints of hops. Light bitter end. Medium bodied. Unexpressed potentiality, perhaps because it was served far too cold (13.07.2006).
pivnizub (9521) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Light amber coloured, small, but firm off-white head; sweet-malty, a bit toasted aroma with a big touch of herbal hoppiness; distinctive bitter flavour; malty, nutty finish with a long, hoppy, herbal aftertaste. Superb ! Spicy and smooth.........
shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 Bottle. Subtle malt and hops aroma. Light amber color with moderate head. Moderate bready malt and hop finish. Had a sample at the Boston brewery - so much better fresh. Still usually the best choice availble at most chain restaurants.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL. Why have I waited until over 2,000 ratings to rate Sam Adams? Because I have never paid money for a SA product so waited until I was given a free one at a dinner function. The pour is a clear orange amber with a thin, white head that has zero retention and lace. Aroma is actually quite nice. It smells exactly like the inside of a brewery: lots of oatmeal, grist, raw malt, caramel. Not bad. Taste is slight diacetyl and copper metals atop a nice attempt at a Vienna lager. Coating, bitter, sharp palate. As it warms it gains more butter, sugary full-bodiedness, some english toffee and peanut brittle. Unfortunately, the metallic and buttery palate distracts too much. This is significantly worse than my first ever batch of extract homebrew.
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 Re-rate 5/10: A decent fairly hopped lager, somewhat floral, with a slightly grainy malt base. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1
Bottle. Amber color, A bit hazy. Hoppy aroma. Taste is sweet malt with notes of citrus. A mildly bitter finish. A pretty good lager. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Draught at O’Learys at Stockholm, Sweden, Airport Arlanda on February 17, 2006.
I’ve tried this beer several times on bottles and draught and I really like it!
Bronze color, nice head. Citrus and fruity scent. Nice big hoppy taste of American hops.
This is what American beers should be known for!
(Bottle from Systembolaget)
Blind tasting on September 27, 2008
Clear amber color, off-white to orange head. Perfumy, slight fruity, fresh scent. Buttery, malty, sweet, a bit fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
When tried side by side, blind, to their ale, they were very very similar.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Bottle at Home 23/06/2008
White head. Some carbonation. Golden coloured floral hoppy and slightly fruity with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
rosenbergh (9153) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 355 ml bottle. 4.7% (2009 rating 4.8%). BB Nov/13. (Prisma) Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with a small white head. A sweet fruity and berry aroma with some mild hoppy bitterness, fruit tea and sweetish maltiness. The flavour is fruity and floral hops, fruity tea notes and some bitterness. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Slick palate. Tasty American Lager. Very Ale-ish Lager.
leaparsons (9106) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not like the mass produced poor lagers like the mighty Bud (ahem). Unusual and not bad at all.
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Light yellow clear color, medium white head. Suprising hops taste, for a lager. Drinkable, but not very interesting.