Samuel Adams 1790 Root Beer Brew

RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The intensity of this unfiltered brew is immediately evident with spicy, herbal notes of sassafras, wintergreen and licorice. These are balanced with the sweetness of caramelized sugar, molasses, and vanilla.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Immediate medicinal and herbal aroma. I did notice a hint of anise/licorice. The flavor was simply overpowered by the aroma. Not at all what I expected and nothing like the description on the label. All I could taste was band-aid’s. The worst beer from Sam Adams that I’ve ever tried.

mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge Thanks! A hazed amber orange coloured pour with a small head. Aroma is woody, cinnamon, wintergreen spices, leather and liquorice. Flavour is composed of cola, heavey spices, caramel, ginger and cinnamon. Palate is sweet, highish carbonation, woody tannin. Not my thing.

phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle shared by someone in the lobby after the RB Best Awards - thanks to whoever brought this totally rotted garbage! Pours a clear brownish amber with no head. Notes of sarsaparilla, ginger, brown sugar, soda, cardboard, mint, earth, licorice. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, spiced, herbal mouthfeel. Quite medicinal after all these years. Oxidized, but I honestly thought it’d be worse. Fun to try.

DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Aroma of rootbeer, spicy, oxidation, herbal, dentist. Sweet.

BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
12oz bottle pours out cola brown topped with a small head. nose is ginger root beer sweetness. Taste is more of the ginger root beer sweetness and a odd end.

Ferris (15268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle - Cola and medicinal notes. Dirty brown with a small white head. STOP reading and don’t drink this. Pure medicine.

djd07 (14481) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with small white head. The aroma is strong ginger, booze, spice. Thin mouth, caramel, booze, herbal, nah.

slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
i understand it may not be for everyone, but what a thoroughly enjoyable, unique, refreshing, and tasty brew! a lot going on here...see brewer’s description. it’s dead on. recomended."

KombatAle (129) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
Well I finally scored a four pack of the brewer patriot series. This beer is weird folks. Brown pour with a shitload of floating particles. Aroma of sasparilla, syrup and spices. I have no idea if this beer was actually good or not. It was weird with a capital W! Taste was very sweet and spicy with sasparilla, and A&W rootbeer notes. I dont think this was any good fresh. No way!

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
23rd July 2009
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy amber beer. Slightly dry palate. Medicinal herb bitterness and then some sweet fisherman’s friend sweets. Slight smoky note. Finishes with more of the same. Very unusual tasting beer. Nicely balanced between herbal bitterness and spicy sweetness. Goes down very well. Complex.

jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Very odd little ale from Sam Adams. Very high concentration of molasses in nose and mouth. It scored well with me, but I don’t know if I’d drink it again (if it were even available). Rated 9/10/06

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