krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good ruddy copper like a well used french sautee pan; head politely jumps up to honor each swirl with a mat of soft tan foam. nose not surprisingly is a mild offering of toasty brown malts exuding a bit of caramel sugars and hazelnut, perhaps a distant sour cherry note. bright entry onto the palate with honey grains, lively carbonation, and a reasonable balance of hop bitters; quenchingly thin to moderate body-- goes down in gulps, not sips. not a big whoop-dee-do beer, but fine with food or smoking a cee-gar.
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Sweet and clean with hard crystal malt profile. Empty mouthfeel and low bitterness.
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber out of the bottle with an almost malt nose. Strong malty body with lots of caramel sweetness.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Vienna malts came through great in the aroma and flavor. In a testing of 4 Vienna lagers, Sam Adams received 11 of 18 homebrewer votes.
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a small yellowish white head. Malty, yeasty, nutty aroma. Light sweet, malty taste.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 Clear maple. Silky dusty-white foam. Rooty aroma with perfume and leathery notes. Fruity undertones with traces of diacetyl and nuts. Velvety carbonation. Starts vaguely acidic. Flavors of dark berries and leather. Finishes with a lightly burnt, dark candied malt backdrop alongside notes of melon, caramel, and plum. Traces of diacetyl, here and there, which enhance the malt and fruit characteristics. Very balanced and flavorul. Decent.
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer had a large sized ivory head that contained fine-small bubbles.The body was cloudy and carbonation was observed.The hue was copper and the nose was malty.The flavor was malty and the mouthfeel was very smooth, delicate, easy on the palate, somewhat thin, and light bodied.This beer left a good lacing appearance.This was a beer that was very enjoyable to not only drink, but to rate as well.
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet with strong notes of brewmash. The color is amber and it has a fine but disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with notes of brewmash - a boring flavor. All in all it is like most Sam Adams beers - main stream...
palliko (12) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good beer: it has qualities that remind one of a bock. The initial contact is "brown" like the beer: malty, mild, but interesting. The middle is not sweet, but has a nice smooth mouthfeel. I like the after taste: mellow with a hint of coffee. It does have strength. If I were out somewhere and there was nothing else interesting on tap, I would order one.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clean taste and apperance. Emphasis is on the malt, not much of a hop presence. Nothing special at all.