The first half of this beer never stood a chance, but it got a little challenging on the back end. At the bottom I started to pick up on the odd spices and it threw off my rhythm a little. Basically it was like chugging a Budweiser with chunks of sage at the bottom.
How Much:  3
I bougth this as a single, but my liquor store sells this for $8.99 for a six-pack. It’s not terribly expensive, but there are so many other beers and breweries I’d want to sample before I had another one of these.
I realize I posed this more as a question than a statement. I guess I was left feeling a little bit confused about what had just happened. I remember thinking that it wasn’t completely terrible, but I wouldn’t have had any problem giving it a 4, either. I’m not big on trying to pick out inidividual flavors in beers, but this tasted like coriander soaked in citrus fruits. I’d proably enjoy that if it were some sort of bean salad instead of a beer. Plus, the aftertaste was a little muddled and even more confusing. Couldn’t put my finger on the spices, but it was enough to convince me to avoid it next time.
If you can’t find Sam Adams beers, then you’re not looking. This is a seasonal, though, so it’s only available for a few months in fall/winter.
Overall Rating: 4.1
Song: Primus – “Lacquer Head”