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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.4
CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
(Bottle) Copper body with white head. Sweet malt nose. Malt flavour with bitter undertones. Dry, thin, uncomplex.

3.6
Dickinsonbeer (5072) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2002
I had this a few nights ago- I cant remember too much about it becuase i was a little drunk- but I do remember liking it. Lots of malt character but maybe lacking in the hop chategory- viennas are supposed to have a good balance and hop bitterness and flavor are suppposed to be noticable. Very smooth malty finish. Very nice.

2.8
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Huge rocky head tops a smooth clear copper body. Nose is weak; some maltines, some fruitiness (berries) but pretty underwhelming. I'm not all that impressed with the flavor, either. Reasonably malty and with a hint of hops, but really nothing stands out; moderately sweet, slightly thin on the body, hint of smokiness and earth tones, but just not much going on. I guess this is par for the course for SA these days, sigh.

3.5
jsquire (4578) - 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.

2.7
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a rich red color with a nice thick head and light carbonation. Very faint malty aroma. Nice malt flavor with a smooth and bitterless finish to it. A bit watery body however.

3.1
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Not a bad offering, just not the best Jim Koch has to give. Nonetheless, it’s a mild beer that should entertain a few wannabe beer drinkers for a while. Heck, it entertained me for a little while.

3.3
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2003
Nice copper-orange-red color; big-bubbled, rocky head. Palate was fairly nice: appropriate carbonation, rich malts and a clean, non-cloying finish. Malts were surprisingly complex. Elements of roasted nuts, toasted bread, some burntness, a hint of sweetness and some sour milk (sounds bad, but it was a nice touch). Some bitterness comes through in the finish and carries into the aftertaste. Malt flavors overlap into the aroma somewhat. Have to say, this beer was much better than I expected it to be.

3.3
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Nice amber color with smallish tan head. Nice raosted malt aroma. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation, which is surprising considering there wasn’t much head. Finish is slightly bitter but I like it. Nicely done.

3
sloth (2930) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Medium sized tan head, good retention and lace. Clear amber color. Malty, grainy nose with hints of berries. Medium body. Medium sweet malt flavors, grainyness. Finish is medium sweet. A mediocre beer.

3.3
PhillyBeer2112 (2884) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Blood red & amber colored, with a large foamy off-white head. Light caramel aroma. Clean caramel flavor, generally light malt profile. Smooth and drinkable at best, underdone at worst.


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