jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice light golden color. Light sweet and fruity flavor with strong spicy notes that I did not enjoy. Probably better than some others
for sipping in the sun, but the spice ruined overall impression.
raymow (1067) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice!. Great flavor and aroma. The only flaw that I could find was that it had a cloudy appearance - but the taste more than makes up for it.
nshack (13) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sweet malty and citrusy aroma. Smelled like a wit beer should. It was cloudy and light straw color. The flavor was wit but with a tarter citrus bitterness that seemed a bit out of place. It was like the pith in the orange peel. The taste stayed in my mouth beyond the beer and it wasn't the best part.
Overall, it was refreshing, but I have had better wit beers.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 One of the few Sam Adams I liked...subtle spiciness with a light lemony flavor. Definately a good one for after a day of lawnmowing.
ElGaucho (2309) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma contains notes of wheat and lemon, foreshadowing a refreshing summer cooler. Cloudy, orange brown in body. Nice, creamy, rocky head. Looks like dishwater with orange food dye. Contains excellent lace. A hint of the signature Sam Adams flavor is evident, though less strong than the Boston Lager. Easy drinking, making for a good summer session beer.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a pretty good Adams. light lemon hints make it feel kinda like lemonade. very crispy and smooth, with much fizz (duh).
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat cloudy golden, poured with a big foamy head. Light but pleasant citrus aroma with a hint of spice and hops. Light bodied with a fairly distinctive flavor but not overpowering. Went well on a warm afternoon so it accomplishes it's goal of being a refreshing summer brew. I plan to try some of the more highly rated brews of this style, but in the mean time I did enjoy this one.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There are some things I like about this beer, and some I don't. The peppery, citrusy aroma and flavor (yes, just as the description states) is at once odd and yet somewhat refreshing. Still, I prefer other summer beers, like Bells Oberon. Wait a second...it didn't hit 90 today, and I'm not drinking stout. What gives?
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2003 Tasty little beer. Best from the Adams family. Good looking beer except for weak head. I dont even taste lemon if that scares you off.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I will have to re-rate this beer when I get a fresh sample. The one that I got I drank tonight, but it expired in October 2002, which I didn't know until I got home. No wonder it cost less than a dollar.