slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler into sam adams glass. Cooper. Mild rye flavor that very easy to toss back. Super mild toast. Not bad.
Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not to bad not to good. Has the staple sam Adams flavor with a slight spice character.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on-tap at Palmer Place in LaGrange
A: dark amber color with a slight filmy head on top, off white in color.
S: A little spicy with big rye and little malt. Seems dry from the smell.
T: Rye is pronounced as with the smell with some slight dry malt and a little back spice.
M: Crisp and light with little body. Doesnít coat the palette and goes down smooth.
O: Itís alright. Seems like a decent fall beer, a little too dry for the Summer season
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-17-2011
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt orange with a nice thick two finger head.
Flavor is spicy with plenty of piney and grassy notes. A solid bitter bite to it complimented nicely by a long lasting spicy/rye finish.
Aroma matches nicely with the flavor, there is an obvious spicy note from the rye but a light but present hop profile can be picked out.
Mouthfeel leaves a nice dry spicy finish. A very enjoyable beer.
Aurelius (3444) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK label, clear burnt orange beer with a fluffy head. Nice, malty/tangy aroma. Tangy, woody, moderately sweet, tannic bittering. Long rye-bitter aftertaste. Good mouthfeel. Part of a mixpack at the Friday meeting.
Billicus (283) - @Hot peppers!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroam, spicy peppery like esters, maltness, color, slight reddish amber hue, foamy head, taste, pepper spice on the tongue, dry grass esters, malt textured sweetness, overall, pretty good brew havent seen it in a while
TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangish amber with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of resin, spicy toasted malt, sweet chewy caramel and bright hop resins. Medium bodied, lightly resinous with lush carbonation.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not sure who brought this, but I do recognize that table in the background. poured deep amber with an off white head. aroma was orange, caramel, and spice. flavor was caramel, malt, grain, and spice with a light body and high carbonation.
coffygrinder (5) - Lockport, USA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was a let down. I expected so much more. I had such hop for this beer. It didnít have to much flavor and was very light. It tasted like a light bad homebrew, that didnt have any flavor. It was a beer that I would never buy again.
GG (1980) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -
The best thing that I can say about this beer, is that itís new. Nice to find a sampler pack with a new beer. Far from Sam Adams greatest beer, but drinkable just the same. Appearance is beautiful with a stunning copper colored body, 2" light tan head with nice retention. Aroma is really, really light in nature. Some pine, light tobacco, touch of brewed tea. Flavor has some light tannic pucker power, tea, piney hop and a hint of bread. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Decenet beer from SA but nothing to rave about.
BillWyce (532) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: pours orangey-amber with an off-white head and lots of carbonation bubbles along the glass. Aroma was yeasty with a grassy bite to it. Slightly thick. Grassy, grainy taste with a mild pine note beneath. It gets a bit more of a bite from the rye as it warms, though I was looking for a bit more from the rye throughout.