Littlechemist (3) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2004 does not count
One of my favorite beers. You can get it anywhere. I love the citrus/spicy flavor with dry finish and the price makes this beer a common inhabitant of my sub-zero. wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Pretty good beer. The taste is sort of similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. But Sierra is just better. The beer is priced really well though. The aftertaste is a little too strong. fidemaster (322) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 I think this beer is always a good choice. Not the best but I ahve never been dissapointed with it. very nice color, excellent aroma. slighlty sweet, with a nice dry finish. intouch (17) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Another rater said "usually the best beer available at places that carry only common beers", how true.
I can always count on a Sam Adams when I can’t get a micro.
In fact I like it so much, I just bought a case of the Winter Sampler. mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
awesome beer for a macrobrewery. little sweet, hints of citrus and spices. has a nice hoppy bite to it. usually the best beer available at places that carry only common beers.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
when did they change this recipe? it used to be the strongest beer in the SA lineup at 6.5% now its at 4.5%??? what strikes me is the flavors they eek out of the hops in this lager...citrus, noble spiciness, very nice. the body lacks, but for a "common" beer that you can find anywhere, this lager excels. much better than average. PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Bottle. This beer is really pretty good. Pours amber, with a nice full tall head. Nice and malty with hints of coriander, light citrus(orange), other spices, and little hop bight in the finish. Medium mouth feel, very drinkable. apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 8, 2004
Unfortunately this is the best on tap at many resteraunts I frequent. Certainly drinkable though. Amber with white head that disapates quickly. Average hop, average malt with slightly sour finish. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
My first rating. Figured play it safe/with what I know. Pours amber with a thick head. Ok lacing. Strong hops taste with slight bitterness at the end. Always a standby in bars. IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Bottle. Aroma is sweet, like a weizen, but with faint hints of hops. Pours a light golden color. Head is thick and creamy, with an off-white color that fades fast. Taste is bitter, with hints of coffe and hops. Bitter, but relatively watery. Overall, a moderate-to-exceptional beer. Repeat buy. Carbonaion is quite light, a little too light for a beer. Possibly a repeat buy.