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Old 01-18-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Did Sam Adams change or is it me?

Dumb question. I tried Sam Adams Boston Lager some years ago and nearly spit it right back out. Recently I tried it again because a friend bought a case of Sam Adams variety pack while we did his front and rear minivan brakes in my garage. He left me with the remainder, and as I ran out of everything else, I tried one again before throwing them away.

It was quite shocking--it was actually good. I didn't mind it, and thought it was a nice beer. Did Sam Adams change in the last 10 years? They do have several more beers than when I tried it when it first got mass marketed. Or did my tastes mature? Which is it? Could my tastes have changed that much?

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:12 AM   #3
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If you want to relive that feeling from 10 years ago, go ahead and pick up one of the Cranberry Lambics.

That will definitely take you back in beer hell history. (But be warned)
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No, back then I actually liked their cranberry lambic--it was the only one I did like.

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I don't have many complaints about Sam Adams Beers except the Cranberry Lambic and the Cherry Wheat. I'd drink BL all day and be happy.

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hahahaha, their cranberry lambic has to be one of the greatest beer abominations of history.

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There was a time I thought SABL was way too hoppy. I type this half way through a pint of Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA.

I was at Chili's for dinner last night and asked what was on tap. Typical BMC, then SA and SA seasonal. Ok, I'll take the seasonal because I recently caught the winter lager at the airport and thought it was pretty good. They bring me a summer ale... in January. I sent it back.

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I was at Chili's for dinner last night and asked what was on tap. Typical BMC, then SA and SA seasonal. Ok, I'll take the seasonal because I recently caught the winter lager at the airport and thought it was pretty good. They bring me a summer ale... in January. I sent it back.
Must be you have to specify which season
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Sam Adams has gotten better. Their competition changed from BMC to craft brewers and they responded.

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Ok, I'll take the seasonal because I recently caught the winter lager at the airport and thought it was pretty good. They bring me a summer ale... in January. I sent it back.
I'd have done the same.
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