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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This distinctive and refreshing American ale is brewed in the classic style, with traditional brewing, the finest English ale hops, and lightly roasted specialty malts. Hand-selected Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops impart a crisp dry finish to this flavorful authentic ale. Jim Koch

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2001
Nice crisp mouthfeel with a mild citrus backdrop. Subtle toastiness as well. Decent offering.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
foamdaddy99 (6) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2001 does not count
Slightly malty. Nice try though. Not equal to N.W. Pale Ales. But overall not bad for a contract brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fraternie (998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2001
Once again, Sam Adams cant seem to get past its aftertaste problem. Ive noticed this with all of their beers and this one is no exception. Really an enjoyable beer in all areas except the palate department, this beer is full of flavor but hangs around in your mouth for way too long with an aftertaste reminiscent of what dishwashing soap would probably taste like. Very odd. Average again.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2001
not really a fan, but i think ill have to try it again as i had already had a few beers before having this one, but from what i can remember it was pretty ordinary.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boto (2144) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2001
Not bad, but a little thin on the hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
loucynt (101) - USA - MAY 16, 2001

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
Not as bitter or hoppy as I like my Pales to be, its an English style pale, so that was what I expected. The after taste wasnt exceptional, but still fair.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 A very English style, indeed. Quite satisfying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2000
Not one of the top brews from SA as far as Im concerned. I prefer the American style Pale Ale, this is very English. The hops used are quite restrained with not much at all in the aroma. Mild hop tang on the palate, but not what you may expect from a Pale Ale. Not in anyway a bad beer, but Ill drink Anchor Liberty anyday instead.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 2, 2000
Ok, I had another go at this one, and it was much better. I must have gotten a bad bottle last time, it was metallic and all-round terrible. This time, I found a rather pleasant, not overpowering Pale ale. Good hop aroma and flavor, good balance.


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