foamdaddy99 (6) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2001 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly malty. Nice try though. Not equal to N.W. Pale Ale’s. But overall not bad for a contract brew.
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Once again, Sam Adams can’t seem to get past its aftertaste problem. I’ve noticed this with all of their beers and this one is no exception. Really an enjoyable beer in all areas except the palate department, this beer is full of flavor but hangs around in your mouth for way too long with an aftertaste reminiscent of what dishwashing soap would probably taste like. Very odd. Average again.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2001
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
not really a fan, but i think i’ll have to try it again as i had already had a few beers before having this one, but from what i can remember it was pretty ordinary.
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2001
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, but a little thin on the hops.
loucynt (101) - USA - MAY 16, 2001
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as bitter or hoppy as I like my Pale’s to be, it’s an English style pale, so that was what I expected. The after taste wasn’t exceptional, but still fair.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 A very English style, indeed. Quite satisfying.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2000
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not one of the top brews from SA as far as I’m concerned. I prefer the American style Pale Ale, this is very English. The hops used are quite restrained with not much at all in the aroma. Mild hop tang on the palate, but not what you may expect from a Pale Ale. Not in anyway a bad beer, but I’ll drink Anchor Liberty anyday instead.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 2, 2000
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok, I had another go at this one, and it was much better. I must have gotten a bad bottle last time, it was metallic and all-round terrible. This time, I found a rather pleasant, not overpowering Pale ale. Good hop aroma and flavor, good balance.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2000
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely the worst from Samuel Adams - it even looks watery - little head, little taste, little body - Sierra Nevada blows this out of the water. Nonetheless I’d pick it over Budmilloors, but not much else.