Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear medium golden color with a small white head that left decent lacing. Nose of sharp herbal and citrus hops with some Euro malts. Very crisp refreshing flavor with some of that German Pilsener funk, decent stuff. JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Sample at Neil’s HSC initation. Clear gold color with a thin white head. Crisp and malty aroma with some hop. Malty flavor up front with a crisp hop finish. Very good for the style. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Part of the new Beer Lover’s Choice 2009.
Poured from a bottle into a small cup.
The color is a yellowish gold with a slight white head.
The smell is pretty citrus with some piney hop flavor.
The taste is a bit crisp and a bit spicey. Some malty pilsner taste. Some nice citrus feel and some hints of sweet malt flavor.
The feel of this beer is light with a medium body danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Sample tasting at the Del Mar race track. Pours a nice golden hue with a medium white head. Nose is crisp with a nice citrusy tone. Flavors start with a nice hoppiness, a lot more then I expected in a pilsener, then the pilsener malts join nicely with a sweetness to counter the bitterness of the citrus hops. Very nice beer I was pleasantly surprised. This sample got my vote although both were excellent. pumpmaster (1462) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Sample tasting at the Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL on 08/01/09. Very good. Both beers could make it.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Sample bottle thanks to Joey at CCB. Thanks so much!!! Gold pour. Fluffy white head. Smells like a pils. Grainy, some light hops, grass. Ok I don’t like pils. But as far as they go, this one was really ok. Still I wouldnt want to drink it more than once. Flavor is a bit smooth, some hoppiness and boring. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Clear yellow, white head. Aroma is sweet cereals, grainy, grassy. Taste is grassy hops, grainy cereal. Standard. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Sampled at the Sam Adams tasting at BlackLick Wine and Spirits. This was clearly the loser here.Smelt musty, I couldnt get past that.Flavor was bitter and slight hoppy.Not for me. BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Sample at Blacklick WIne and Spirits. This smelled like wet socks and tasted like feet. UGH. Sorry. This is one of the worst offerings I have ever tasted from Sam Adams...In our group of about 20 only one person voted for this one...Typical boring pilsener...Which is already saturating the market. rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Sample at Papago Brewing. Pours a light golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt, touch of hops. Flavor is malt, honey, a touch of hops. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice offering from Sam Adams. Wish they would just release both of the test beers from this contest.