waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Not the best lager I have ever tasted but not terrible. A bitter taste after every drink is a turn off to me. Not a beer to get drunk off of but nice to have around for a drink or two at night. AtomBombOfLove (30) - Marina Del Rey, California, USA - JUN 19, 2003
The best lager that is readily available to the masses. Too good for BBQ's and parties, but I recommend keeping some around if you wanna impress your friends. Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2003
This beer poured an orange amber color and formed a nice foamy off white head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt and slight touch of hops is also present with some grain elements. A flavor of malt and caramel. The finish is light with a touch of tang to it. Lagers have ceased to be my beer of choice but in my old Bud days this beer easily would have replace it. Still would make a good session beer for drinking with friends still stuck on Bud or Rolling Rock.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Had this one on draft at a local restaurant. Caramel colored body with a thin off-white head that left unusual terraced lacing as it faded. Smell of hops and molasses. Tasted of molasses, caramel and brown sugar with bitter, hoppy overtones. I prefer other Sam Adams brews to this one. vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Best American macro lager. Honey colored, soft mouthfeel. Hoppy, floral, fruity (grapefruit?) aroma and flavor. Dry finish. Very pleasant.
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2003 americas world class beer indeed! very good flavor, and i mean in ALL their beers. very full and satisfying. krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Don't care for original sam adams lager at all. Cherry and stout and a lot of the other brands are amazingly good, but the lager is skunky to my taste. Bland, and way too hoppy for my tastes. SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
Clear amber, fruity hoppy aroma. Nice malt flavors, a bit burnt, some bitterness in the finish. A bit too carbonated though. Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2003
Another nice brew in the Adams family. A deep brown color, much more flavor than the standard lagers and a lingering aroma. flemdawg (562) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Ahhhhh, why cant all big breweries taste like this? It was nothing too special, but much better than the typical macrobrew that is out there. A very solid beer that can be found just about anywhere and a great fall back when real good stuff cannot be found.