ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2004
Dark golden colour with fine dense white head. Aroma has some sweetness with hints of caramel, but also a nice hoppy touch. Flavor starts sweet, ends with a nice bitter hoppyness. gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2004
My first rating...
Bottle, I really like the colour on this beer, a nice amber colour, a bit sweet at first but finishes bitter. Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Smells slightly hoppy, not overpowering. Tastes with a slight hop, nice amber color, and always available wherever I go. Of the macro-brewed beers, this is always my favorite lager. beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Re-rate: I used to be a big fan of Sam Adams, but I had it again the other night and after tasting much better beers I have realized that this brew is not all it’s cracked up to be. Drinkable, good, but not worth a detailed description. tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
You can see all the other descriptions so I’ll spare you. In my opinion, one of the best mass-produced American beers (Sierra Nevada being the other).
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Good lager. Solid. Good appearance, kind of bitter. Good body, nice and easy to drink.
Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Pours honey amber with a moderate amount of cream white head. Slightly sweet hops and some light grainy aroma. Hint of Juicy Fruit and mint. Body is light, but not watery. Mostly smooth malt up front with a slightly crisp finish. Which is gradually taken over by sweetness. Overall, nothing offensive. Or noteworthy. johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Pours a transparent reddish amber, nice-sized fluffy, lasting off-white head. Aroma is straw-hoppy. Bitter incept, a bit sour. Mouthfeel is rather insipid and finish is nondescript. Aroma & appearance belie the rest. ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bottle. Amber with quickly vanishing head. Aroma malty and floral. Malty sweet up front with a sharp finish. Not too bad actually. Much better than most american lagers. lamas (1661) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle. Pours orange with a nice thick tan head. Sweet at first then bitter. Somewhat malty then a slight hoppiness. One of the best common beers available. Usually at a good price too.