Bricks (556) - Delaware, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice full taste, good aroma.. average appearance. MAYBE A little too much carbonation, but one of the best widely distributed beers in the US.
terefere (140) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark golden.amber, clear, highly sparkling, average - frothy head, some lacing. Aroma: grain, hops, caramel. Taste: grain, caramel, hops, hint of citrus. Oily texture, lively carbonation. Very nice for a lager.
ST247 (169) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @home. Pours clear pale amber with off-white foam. Aroma is light hoppy, little caramel, roasted. Taste bit hoppy, some citrus, some caramel, roasted. Good carbonation. Actually not bad.
MRMedellin (170) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red cloudy beer, small and persistent foam head. Strong roasted malt flavors, but with a perfect balance of strong hops flavors and a rich persistent flavor aftertaste.
edsspoon (137) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (brewed by Shepherd Neame). Pours pale amber with a frothy, slightly off-white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of fruit, sweet malts and hints of hops. Taste of orange, spices and bitterness with a hint of roasted malt.
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Light amber with small head. As mass market lagers go, you could do a lot worse than this one. Mild malt body and light hops. Reasonable flavor for the style.
Ipaluvr082 (31) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely better than your run of the mill lager. Pours dark amber, clear with a good duration on the off white head. Nothing exciting on the nose, a little malt and hint of hoppiness. Tastes of caramel, malty smoothness and you can pick up a slightly bitter hoppy finish with moderate carbonation. Overall a good lager, especially when compared to other American commercial lagers.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Silky malts and their mild honey-like sugars set the stage for a tight finish of herbal hop bitterness and biscuity cereal angles.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam dwindles into the shiny amber-hued golden.
-The super silky mouthfeel is quite pleasant.
-Drinkability is obviously very high.
-This is far from a compelling beer, but it remains expertly rendered and quenching.
mmill527 (63) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In 1996, this was as good as you could get. I recall going out to dinner and and a sam adams was top shelf brew...now, ehh, it’s ok, but there is so many better beers available. Still I salute Samuel Adams for fathering the craft beer movement. And when you go out to eat today and ask for an IPA and the waitress looks at you as if you asked her to do long division in her head... you can always order a sam and have a good beer with dinner.
bonkiedeaap (205) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. Beer has a amber color and a small white head, which dissapears very quickly. The carbonation is average, could have been better. In the aroma tones of flowers, hops, citrus and a little caramel. The taste is slightly sweet with a light bitterness and a roasted flavour. The tones from aroma are well noticable in the taste. The finish is fresh and has a light bitterness which is noticable for a while. My first American I’ve tasted so far and it’s actually very good.
czar (3784) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear pale but bright golden with a very nice creamy white head, good retention and lacing. spicy toasted, bready and nutty malts, caramel touch, very fruity and well-rounded lager notes, noble grass, pepper, woodsiness - vanilla hints. moderate carbonation, light body - oily and never watery, hint of sweetness, dry crisp grassy-citrusy-spicy finish. solid macro.