ravidesai (949) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a nice hoppy lager, very much in the european pilsner tradition.
very easy to find for a "drinkable beer"
good distribution earns them extra points
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
These guys get points for having raised consciousness about microbrewing, but their flagship lager isn’t their best brew.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of the better lagers out there. golden orangy colour. some sweet maltiness and decent hops.
freekyp (1669) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 I cannot help comparing every lager I drink to Sam Adams. It was the first ’real’ beer I tried. Always a great tap beer. Suffers more than most from the bottle. Spicy hop flavor. Nice noble twang in the spicy fade. Good food pairing beer as it works with just about everything.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I remember having only small sips of sam adams and basically spitting it out all over the place because of the soapy water flavour, but last night a good buddy of mine got me one at a blues bar in Chicago. Knowing that spitting wasn’t an option, I braced for my first swig. . .and was pleasantly surprised. There was a refreshing hoppy flavour that I wasn’t expecting. Though it wasn’t the greatest beer I have ever had, it was loads better than what I was bracing myself for.
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This lager comes up just a little short all the way around. It is good but not great in all catergories. I prefer the Boston Ale.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber color certainly looks good. But looks can be deceiving. This is a pretty average tasting beer with a little more roasted malt flavor than a macro-lager IMO. But it is widely available and sometimes the best choice where there is limited availability of better beers.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i had never been very impressed by this beer when i had tried it previously. but i decided to try it again and its not too bad. decent hop and malt flavor but still its nothing that i would drink on a regular basis
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Tap) I taste grapefruit when I taste this one. Enjoyable and easily drunk from the tap.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didn't get the sweetness that the description talks about. I taste hops with a slight bitter finish. Not bad but not my favourite.