BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 25, 2004
Pours amber with a small head. Light hops, decent smoothness. Slight malty taste. Average stuff. Overrated if you ask me. redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Clear reddish copper color with little head (as served). Nice malty aroma, toasted and caramel, with a floral/earthy hop aroma. Nicely bitter flavor, with sweet malt balance, some hop flavor but not much and a touch of yeast. Good clean & dry finish. A good beer that that I can count on when I’m in a craft beer oasis. biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
This has a nice golden look with an ok white frothy head. Not much for aroma but it has something other than an alcohol smell (ie bud’s smell). It has a great freshing taste that I enjoy when I just feel like putting back some cold ones with BBQ. It is by far the best beer that is widely sold on tap. mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Very good social beer. You have a Sam Adams in your hand and you’re somebody. A little sweet. Has a dryness that leaves you thirsty for more. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2005 Poured nice copper color with good head.
Aroma is malt and hops with a smooth malty flavor and hops finish.
Great starter beer.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 Samuel Adams...always a good decision. I have had a lot of this beer, and it is great beer to get drunk on. Not too harsh, but has enough taste to keep your interest. Dry finish that leaves you wanting more. Goes well with a variety of foods. Probably the best beer that is available pretty much everywhere. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
If you’re going the lager route, this isn’t the worst out there...but I wouldn’t drink it again....another low on flavor. arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 From tap in a pint. I didn’t see it poured, but by the time it got to me, the small head was almost all diminished. Golden amber as advertised, I didn’t get much of an aroma (a little bit of the floral others mentioned, but I might have imagined it). The taste, to me, was somwhat fruity, like green grapes or black cherry, with just enough acidity and wateriness to make it refreshing. The finish wasn’t much, but that’s where I tasted the hops. Not too complex, but in no way offensive. shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2004
When I’m at a bar that only serves macros, I always take a Sam’s. In my macro days it was an over the top brew. fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
This has never been a beer I’ve fancied. And I’ve tried it so many times to see if I can figure out why. While it is all so obviously heads above the swill, it comes across as pedestrian to me. Maybe someone will be able to lead me to find and say what element there is that I don’t like.