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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This distinctive and refreshing American ale is brewed in the classic style, with traditional brewing, the finest English ale hops, and lightly roasted specialty malts. Hand-selected Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops impart a crisp dry finish to this flavorful authentic ale. Jim Koch


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a large, fluffy, white head and lots of sticky lacing. S: Doesnít smell all that great. Slightly metallic with herbal and grassy hop notes. A touch of citrus and citrus peel along with some toasted bread and malt. T: A light fruitiness which is categorized, for the most part, by oranges. Fairly strong in terms of the bitterness with some bready malts. Somewhat grassy with a mild astringency. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: This is one of the beers from Sam Adams that Iíve been disappointed by each time Iíve had it. Not one I would recommend.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2011
crossovert is fairly spot on with this one. Very average, dry and not refreshing. Nothing going for it

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1793) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2011
pours golden with light white head. A tad hoppy with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Not nearly as hoppy as the usual Sam Adams. Simple flavors. A little bitter. overall, a refreshing drink and a nice change of pace for SA.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
The Budweiser of craft ales Seriously this beer tastes cheap and forced, do not buy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Had nice look to it, less pale than I expected. A foamy head that stuck around for quite awhile with decent clarity to it. The lacing on the glass lasts the entire drink as well. Didnít smell quite as strong as I expected. The hops were present, but not quite as noticable as I expected. Tasted pretty good, again not quite as hoppy as I would have expected but the hop flavor does stand out. The mouthfeel and drinkability was also good. Overall very crisp and refreshing. On a side note, my wife and I did burritoís for dinner and this beer goes excellent with mexican food in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2011
The receipe for this must have changed because before it was a rather watery balanced pale but now has more hops. Decent but not among the best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (357) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Has a clear soft amber color. With a nice citrus like aroma and taste. Has a slightly bitter mouth feel. Though I do like it Iím almost feeling it could be better. This oneís a good summer time beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dirty lightish orange thatís clear with an eggshell decent head. Very much leans English in the aroma, with earthy hoppiness and toffee notes, but really just seems muddled. The muddiness of flavors continues into the taste where there seems to be sufficient bitterness, but back and forth with some light-fruit notes, back to the earth, and then some odd toffee. Just doesnít come together despite having all the things I look for in the style. Thinner body with very vibrant carbonation. Bland and messy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Pours hazy golden amber. Small head, minimum lacing. Taste is of grain and malt, but is overbalanced by bitters from the onset. The bittering isnít strong, but it covers the mild flavoring of the other ingredients. Poorly balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. I swear this is almost the same beer they used to just call Ale. Nose is citrus and malt with a hint of earth or nut. Flavor is the same, lemony citrus, spice notes, and plenty of malt sweetness. Crisp clean finish.


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