pumpmaster (1147) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample tasting at the Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL on 08/01/09. Very good. Both beers could make it.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample bottle thanks to Joey at CCB. Thanks so much!!! Gold pour. Fluffy white head. Smells like a pils. Grainy, some light hops, grass. Ok I don’t like pils. But as far as they go, this one was really ok. Still I wouldnt want to drink it more than once. Flavor is a bit smooth, some hoppiness and boring.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Clear yellow, white head. Aroma is sweet cereals, grainy, grassy. Taste is grassy hops, grainy cereal. Standard.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at the Sam Adams tasting at BlackLick Wine and Spirits. This was clearly the loser here.Smelt musty, I couldnt get past that.Flavor was bitter and slight hoppy.Not for me.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Blacklick WIne and Spirits. This smelled like wet socks and tasted like feet. UGH. Sorry. This is one of the worst offerings I have ever tasted from Sam Adams...In our group of about 20 only one person voted for this one...Typical boring pilsener...Which is already saturating the market.
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Papago Brewing. Pours a light golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt, touch of hops. Flavor is malt, honey, a touch of hops. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice offering from Sam Adams. Wish they would just release both of the test beers from this contest.
beerbill (3538) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle sampled at Bellport Beer. Pours a clear gold with a thin-moderate white head. Light aroma of malt with some hop notes as well. The flavor is malt with some lightly spicy hops towards the finish. A solid problem-free pils.
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Neil’s HSC initation. The beer pours a clear yellow color with a thin and fizzy white head that burns away quickly. Thin strings of lacing on the glass. Light Saaz hops aroma with a bit of pale malt. Light body with flavors of mildly spiced hops, malt and hay. The finish is clean and lightly hopped with a short spice aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC @Sam Adams-on tap-pours a rich white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is light malt with some sweet, smooth spice hops. Taste is light malt with some sweet, spice hops. Nice. Good carbonation.