Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I usually scoff at this company because there "pseudo craft" stylings can’t compare to other mainstream craft breweries like Sierra Nevada or Rogue etc...To be honest, I think most of Sam Adams repertoire is slightly worse than average with a couple of exceptions, notably the new Imperial Pilsner, which I consider to be a freak anamoly from this company...In fact, I am quite certain that Sam Adams’ executives will decide that the Imperial Pilsner offering (while, in this progressive beer drinking society, makes some sense on paper, and is exceptionally satifying on the palate by any standard measure of beer drinking) is too good for their "teetering around mediocrity beer that’s guzzled by people who think that they are drinking something sophisticated" type image... and furthermore, that if the "average" Samuel buyer wants beer this good they should seek accomodations elsewhere. Also, I am investigating the possibility that some other, better company with a higher standard of what constitutes great taste and outstanding craft has brewed the Imperial Pilsner FOR Samuel and Sam has just stuck their "I have just stepped off the fucking Mayflower" logo on it...Fucking-A...Proxy brewing motherfuckers...he should just drown himself in that vat of stale swill that he sits in on the television commercials...maybe then when he ascends to heaven he will be able to see what a real beer is supposed to taste like...cause in heaven the lands are filled with premium IPA’s from brewers like Stone, Ale Smith, and Smuttynose...the river’s flow with belgian ales...and in the darkness of night THE STOUTS OF UNDERWORLD RISE...people piss Boston Lager and watch it stagnate into Cherry Wheat...Now with that said...I will drink this beer if the only other options are Bud and Coors...
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From various places
Aroma: hops, caramel
Appearance: Amber, frothy white head, great lacing
Taste: Same as aroma, with some underlying bitterness than helps balance
Light carbonation, easy drinking. A good beer you can find everywhere. If this was someone’s solo impression of American beer, I wouldn’t mind that at all.
drmet (103) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
-pours clear amber with a quickly dissipating beige head
-mainly caramel with slight grassy and citrus fruit notes
-decent bitter orange and sweet grapefruit note.big caramel sweetness and a slight toasty finish
-medium carbonation,thin mouthfeel
-still,a very good amber lager
asaphelps1 (13) - - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ll always have a place in my heart for Sam Adams. All around solid lager with decent maltiness and a clean finish. If you can’t respect a Boston Lager then I don’t know if we can be friends.
Mark_Eck (985) - - MAY 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark golden color. Aroma and taste are honey, citrus, and some bready malts.
cblado (276) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden amber color, thick pearly head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint caramel malt and hay, with some yeasty notes. Flavor is faintly bitter, with a sweet crisp finish. Overall a decent amber lager.
OnTheTrail (53) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from an SA pint glass at a chain restaurant, after a hike. Intense orange color. Aroma - light, a mix of hops and malt. Taste - good malty taste with a bit of hops for balance. crisp carbonated mouthfeel. Not a bad beer at all.
justsayswell (143) - Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper pour. Large beige head, disappears quickly and leaves a little lacong. Nose is caramel malt, citrus, and spicy/ floral hops. Mouthfeel is soft but crisp. Lots of smooth caramel, bready malt, and pleasant noble hops. Finishes slightly sweet and malty with a touch of hops. Well constructed and delicious.
EkinTelli (33) - TURKEY - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice sourness and bitterness with nice fruit taste and hay aroma but ,ts too soft for me
kustie (354) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@tonyroma, Orlando. Golden color with white head. Aroma has malt. Taste is also malty with somewhat sweet taste and just a little bitter elements. Flavors of malt, caramel.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is their classic beer, Great mix of the malts and hops. This is complex and well balanced. Very smooth.