pizzaislife (5) - - SEP 29, 2017 does not count Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m delighted to report that one of the macro brewing companies in this part of the world has begun distribution of this and other Samuel Adams beers. There has been a paucity of importers into New Zealand but this trend appears to be reversing as the larger companies are realising the stake of the market that craft beer drinker occupy is growing and has money to spend. Anyway, this beer leapt off the shelf into my trolley and so I was forced to buy it.
Appears clear and amber with a creamy, molten marshmallow head that left good lace down the side of the glass. The aroma is foremost of amber malt, biscuits, caramel and unctuous dessert. And so it follows in the mouth with the amber malt creating a very Munich impression (thank you Gabriel Sedylmeyer Snr). There is a persistent, slightly prickly mouthfeel that brings out an almost sour note in the beer that I don’t mind at all. The flavour endures and encourages as second and third bottle. Bang on. Thoroughly enjoyable.
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 12oz Bottle- I think this is a great beer, Similar to basic Sam Lager but has a slightly sweet/earthy malt, subtle caramel finish that makes you want to drink more and more - The better of the two -It’s simple and tasty. You can drink many of these and won’t wake up feeling dried out and thirsty, like a hoppy beer with a higher alcohol content. It’s hard to come by for me but I will buy it if I come across it. masiliauskas (18) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - SEP 24, 2017
Bit funny. This beer I'm having is slightly different from what's written here. The ABV is 5.0% to begin with. But the rest of the stuff is similar so let's go. ***** AROMA: sweet caramel and malt, a bit of toasty toffee chocolate. Not sickly in smell, there is a constant floral note that balances it all out. Overall sexy, would take this beer out to a nice date. ***** APPEARANCE: nice light amber head when I first poured, fizzled out quickly. Assume it's because it's an old bottle that is about to expire this month. Half decent lacing and a beautiful orange colour tho. ***** TASTE: hoppy but not aggressive hoppy. Some lingering sweetness and a bit of herb but it's mostly a one-dimensional bitterness. Honestly not bad but hmmmm. ***** PALATE: high carbonation. Medium body. Bitterness prominent af. Bit underwhelming but okay. ***** OVERALL: bang on suits the style description. You may like the style, you may dislike the style but this is a good beer. I'd order it. tubic (7) - - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
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Pours clear light brown , minimal head. Aroma,is pleasant caramel malt, hi rd of plummet fruitless. Aroma starts with sweet caramel, then hop bite, finishes more yeasty. Taste doesnt hang together quite,as well as the aroma, but a pleasant, fairly light flavorful beer.
nybol (2311) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2017
en god ale. stærk i smagen og en gid humlet eftersmag. har en tør sødme der gør øllen til en rigtig nødeøl ischas (777) - - JUL 9, 2017
0,355 l Flasche mit 5,0%. Bernsteinfarbenes Bier, cremeweißer, flacher Schaum, schöne Gardine. Riecht malzig, intensiv nach roten Beeren und Portwein. Schmeckt malzig süß, leicht bitter, leicht alkoholisch, minimal fruchtig. dbrhodes (15) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2017
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tfontana (1087) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2017
On draft at T-Bones, Bedford, NH. Appearance is clear medium brown (like iced-tea) with nice sparkle, no head and no lacing. Aroma is biscuity malts. Taste is same as aroma. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, not bad but decidedly one dimensional and nondistinguishing. thejackpacker (575) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2017
Bottle from Danish supermarket. Maltty, lagery, heavy, no real character, flat and little taste. Meh.