DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cherry taste, wheaty overtones. Cherry taste too fake. Not impressed with this Sammy.
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Way to fruity. If this is what you’re into then why not have a cherry hooker or some other fruity drink.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly medicinal tasting, and it smells like artificial flavoring. Can’t say I like this one much. RERATE: After having a few cans of black cherry soda today, I decided to give this one another try tonight. It still smells artificial, but it comes off as more refreshing than before, with a bit of malt that I hadn’t noticed the first time. Not as bad as I originally thought, but not great.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very crisp, refreshing beer with a nice cherry taste to it. Although it’s not something I could drink all of the time, A nice refreshing beer for those hot summer days.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crisp and clean with a bitter hop snap. Cherry flavor was a little too faint.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance nothin’ special -- ok head; aroma very sweet-cherry, very little else. Flavor much more wheaty than cherry-sweet/sour; tasted kind of flat to me. Body ok. This was probably the first fruit-flavored beer I ever had, and certainly I started exploring the lambics in part because of this; I owe Sammy some gratitude for this and the Double Bock for sure -- it doesn’t make this beer taste any better to me now, unfortunately.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this, and I don’t see the comparison with the lambics, and please bear in mind that I love the taste of Kriek. This, however, isn’t so sweet and fruity as to be overpowering. It smells amazing, looks very nice and from the first sip you know that is is a beer with cherry flavor and not the other way around. I like this one alot and I’m glad I got a sixer of it and not just a single. Smooth from start to finish.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am a Big SA supporter and i just cant get the taste of this beer to agree with my taste buds,,,it leave a rather bad after taste and i am not one for the fruit beers although the cherry in this is not very distinct
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little too fruity. but it’s a nice change of pace. excellent aroma and a nice amber color
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I would have to say it is the only Sam Adams I don’t go for.