RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This traditional lager is brewed in the classic European style using only hand-selected noble hops and specialty malts. A generous portion of Vienna malt is used to impart a robust, malty flavor and a smooth clean finish.Brewed in the Sam Adams tradition of quality.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36408) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
The aroma is sweet with strong notes of brewmash. The color is amber and it has a fine but disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with notes of brewmash - a boring flavor. All in all it is like most Sam Adams beers - main stream...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Clean taste and apperance. Emphasis is on the malt, not much of a hop presence. Nothing special at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palliko (12) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2003
This is a good beer: it has qualities that remind one of a bock. The initial contact is "brown" like the beer: malty, mild, but interesting. The middle is not sweet, but has a nice smooth mouthfeel. I like the after taste: mellow with a hint of coffee. It does have strength. If I were out somewhere and there was nothing else interesting on tap, I would order one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24616) - Tyres, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
Bottled. Sweet and clean with hard crystal malt profile. Empty mouthfeel and low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2003
good ruddy copper like a well used french sautee pan; head politely jumps up to honor each swirl with a mat of soft tan foam. nose not surprisingly is a mild offering of toasty brown malts exuding a bit of caramel sugars and hazelnut, perhaps a distant sour cherry note. bright entry onto the palate with honey grains, lively carbonation, and a reasonable balance of hop bitters; quenchingly thin to moderate body-- goes down in gulps, not sips. not a big whoop-dee-do beer, but fine with food or smoking a cee-gar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2003
The Vienna malts came through great in the aroma and flavor. In a testing of 4 Vienna lagers, Sam Adams received 11 of 18 homebrewer votes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4359) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Deep amber out of the bottle with an almost malt nose. Strong malty body with lots of caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6362) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Poured a reddish amber color with a small yellowish white head. Malty, yeasty, nutty aroma. Light sweet, malty taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 Clear maple. Silky dusty-white foam. Rooty aroma with perfume and leathery notes. Fruity undertones with traces of diacetyl and nuts. Velvety carbonation. Starts vaguely acidic. Flavors of dark berries and leather. Finishes with a lightly burnt, dark candied malt backdrop alongside notes of melon, caramel, and plum. Traces of diacetyl, here and there, which enhance the malt and fruit characteristics. Very balanced and flavorul. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (5073) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
This beer had a large sized ivory head that contained fine-small bubbles.The body was cloudy and carbonation was observed.The hue was copper and the nose was malty.The flavor was malty and the mouthfeel was very smooth, delicate, easy on the palate, somewhat thin, and light bodied.This beer left a good lacing appearance.This was a beer that was very enjoyable to not only drink, but to rate as well.

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