Brewtales (1) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: decent aroma of malt sweetness and citrus (grapefruit)
Appearance: Golden amber color, white fluffy white head and good lacing. This is a picturesque lager.
Taste: Very balanced between the sweet malt notes and the citrusy hops. Slight bitterness at the end to round it out. Bitterness lingers a bit after the swallow. Do not get any harsh alcohol tastes. Definitely get the "lager" taste that’s often subdued in the traditional American lagers.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, well carbonated, close to over carbonation. Medium body, extremely smooth, and highly drinkable. Leaves a slightly astringent aftertaste.
Overall: It’s a great, balanced, drinkable session beer that lovers of both craft beers and macro-brewed American lagers can enjoy.
tekstr1der (336) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with fast-faded clingy white top that settles to a ring. Aroma is of a spicy hop yielding to sweet bready malt. Flavor is much the same as the nose. While I’m not a hug fan of the hop load, it is excellently balance and appropriate for the style. Finishes a bit dry and slightly bitter.
Echon (264) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber medium-bodied lager, with a light grassy hop aroma. Good malty and lightly hoppy flavour, with light sweetness and medium bitterness. Tasty bitter hop finish. Overall, a surprisingly good lager, tending towards bitterness but still balanced. The aroma is not too exciting, however.
ebone1988 (962) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is corn, sweet malt, metallic, simply put, it smells like a lager. Appearance is amber, light light beige head, clear. Taste is corn, metallic, sweet, lots of flavor but still a lager. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp light carbonation, metallic corn aftertaste. Overall, this is about what I expected from it.
thellgren (672) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.33 l bottle from K-Citymarket Lohja. Clear amber colour. Aroma is sweetish like caramel. Taste is at first also caramel then bitter hops. Later on caramels turn into malts. Quite OK, it’s just not my favourite beer style.
CzechTex (87) - - APR 17, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can on airplane I hadn´t drunk this in a long time, so I decided to try again to put it here on Ratebeer. Better than I expected from an American lager, but well behind world class quality. Nice darker color than I remembered, heavy initial foaming (from a can is not the best measure, I´m sure). Inoffensive without being inspiring. Better than most American mass market brews.
BeerNinjaUK (136) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours light amber with thin white head. Aroma biscuity with treacle and pear. Fairly bland and without any strength in the hops.
ndburns (53) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Asda. Pours a sparkling amber with minimal head. Aroma of barley, sweet malt. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter finish. Citrus notes come through quite well.
BeerdedDave (1159) - - APR 14, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear amber color; aroma is light floral hops and bready malt with hints of caramel and citrus; medium bodied bready malt with light caramel notes and grassy hop notes; fairly well balanced; overall a decent lager; one of the better beers available at bars that don’t have good beers
jerama (49) - SLOVENIA - APR 11, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a honey-orange body with a short head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, malts and a bit of bread. Taste of caramel, malts with notes of bread and grapefruit. Bitterness is mild, but noticable and aftertaste of pine. Medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation.
Mattxwilson (2) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just another one of Sam Adams good beers :) I'll take this any night...............................the end
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone