pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Citrus and spruce hop aromas with hints of resin.
Appearance: Sparkling gold with white head
Taste: Heavy bitterness with light sweetness at the edges and in the finish.
Palate: Full body, light texture, average carbonation, long finish
Overall: A nice, crisp clean beer, but lots of flavor. Well done.
rjplumer (357) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super grapefruit citrus aroma. Nice copper body with a 2 finger head that laces up nicely. Bitter start that smooths out quickly. Hint of a sour finish but is otherwise smooth. Like this one very much. If you like west coast pale ale or IPA’s it’s worth the a try.
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle with a transparent amber color, plenty of bubbles, and a foamy, long-lasting white head. Has a grapefruit and pine aroma. Taste is the same, with a little bit of hops. Has a crisp medium-body feel with medium carbonation. This is a very nice session beer that doesn’t sit heavy on the stomach and tastes delicious.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At 5% ABV and with the mild h0pping (despite the brewer’s descripti0n), I’m n0t sure why this is listed as a "Str0ng Pale Lager/Imperial Pils." Still, it’s quite drinkable. I picked this up 0n the way h0me fr0m w0rk t0day at the nearby supermarket. It p0urs a clear, deep golden b0dy with a substantial head that reached the t0p 0f my special Sam Adams glass (Thanks, Gene). Pasty lacing c0ated the glass as I drank. I was expecting s0me str0ng PNW h0p ar0mas, but 0nly received a mild d0sage al0ng with s0me s0ft caramel. It has a thick m0uthfeel. The flav0r has s0me even str0nger caramel in it, s0me light citrus, lem0n zest, and yet lighter pine al0ng with a mild bitterness. By the third b0ttle (aided by a c0uple 0f sh0ts) I was liking it m0re, but I had t0 c0me back t0 earthf0r the rating, hence the middle 0f the r0ad sc0re. It’s neither Imperial n0r Str0ng, but a decent drink.... and lately I ask f0r little else in life. "Yactumsqueegie" t0 the L0SBD. With ap0l0gies f0r my br0ken "0h" key....
joejames (39) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light amber. One+ finger head with nice lacing. Aroma of tangerine and grapefruit. Medium light body. Tastes of grapefruit, honey and herbs. Finishes citrusy clean with a nice clean bitter. I like it, a lager you can chew on!
firefly765 (81) - - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 12 ounce bottle pours a very light straw color typical of an American lager. Moderate citrus aroma. Moderate off Whitehead with some leasing. Very nicely balanced and flavorful beer. Unique being a lager instead of an ale may be a bit cleaner. Not a huge amount of bittering hops but a very nice amount of flavor from hops. Nice 5% beer to drink on a hot summers day.
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berkshirejohn (4196) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Georgio’s, Billerica, MA. Amber with a tight cream head; pleasant tropical fruit aroma with a touch of pine; full bodied with pineapple and grapefruit flavours; and a crisp, resinous finish. A great concept, and a good beer.
ThirstyBird (1169) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear gold color with a light tan had. The smell is fruity hops, caramel, citrus. The taste is citrus, fruit, light caramel ending with dry citrus. Light body with nice carbonation. A nice surprise, this one. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.
milewide (1386) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of hops, and body, for 5% ABV. One of best Sam brews. I appreciate the effort to blend ales and lagers. Not stranger than ales brewed with beard yeast!
cgarvieuk (13117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in hotel room orlando... Amber... Thin white head... Soft sweet toffee orange nose... Soct floral toffee... Light passion fruit.. Light dry finush... Little caramel malt