SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small white foamy head. Nose is light rye with some lemon zest and peppery notes. Palate is medium with a nice bite to it. Flavors of lemon and light citrus, some peppery notes and a hint of rye.
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samuel Adams has taken their brews to some strange places over the years. This one is quite weird, indeed. Very spicy. The sage and citrus character is especially strong. Those elements are okay. However, the rest of the spices just donít seem to fit. Kudos to Sam Adams for the effort but itís sure not a runaway success.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden and orange-tinted body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of fake sugars, apples, pears, oranges, curacao, candy and some other interestingly strong smells. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavours at first with rye and yeast noticeable and a lighter sweetness coupled with fruit and sugars. Aftertaste shows some very good wheat notes mixed up fairly nicely with fruity sugars, candy sweetness and a lot of residual yeast flavours. Overall, a good and interesting beer with a nice profile and strong complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Corner Store (Bait & Tackle) in West Palm Beach, Florida earlier today on 30-December-2013 for US$2.39 sampled in my hotel room here in Jupiter, Florida on 30-December-2013.
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, oranges, spice, malt, yeast and grassy notes.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Pale orange, a touch hazy, moderate to large foamy white head,
nice lacing.   Bright fragrant nose, lots of sage going on.   I hope that the
other spices come through on the tongue.   Ugh... barely.   Strong sage up
front, a bit more corriander and orange peel towards the back.   Does have a slight
urinal cake property to it.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Yeah, more sage
and urinal cake on the finish.   Not too strong, thankfully.   Glad there was
enough Sage to override what would otherwise feel like a bathroom experience.   Not
their best Wit, thatís for sure!
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from notes: Poured hazy golden-amber with a 1-finger white head. Aroma is grassy with a touch of citrus, and a strong note of sage underneath. Body is light and slightly oily. Light citrus flavor mixed with a distinct note of sage and a mild peppery bite from the rye at the back.
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Botle. The pour was a cloudy golden yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white pillowy head that lasted throughout and had excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was of light bread and straw malts, grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of citrus (orange), coriander, rye and mild spiciness and a hint of a cardboard odor.
The taste was lightly acidic with a decent citrus presence and a touch rye in the beginning, becoming a tad yeasty with a substantial spicy ending. The flavor lasted a good long while proceeding the swallow, with a spicy citrus taste lingering on for a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery, yet slightly dry texture and an almost lively carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to border on somewhat tasty and OK. It did posses a nice bold spiciness, but was lacking a decent wheat presence for a truly good Witbier... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
kramer (4687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear gold body with a small wispy white head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is loaded with rye and coriander and bright wheat. The flavor is a bit of an overload on the coriander and pretty well hides the rye for the most part. Light bodied and super fizzy with some lingering spice. Not the best, too heavy on the spicing.
Fantomasus (200) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge fan of Sam Adams or spiced beers so I wasnít planning on enjoying this brew. I was wrong. Pours a hazy pale straw with a quickly fizzling head. Not a good start. Aroma is where it turns around, citrus (orange) and spice (coriander) jump right out. Malt is difficult to find but citrus and herbal hops are prevalent. Earthy yeast. Some alcohol, clove, cooked vegetables, leaves, super complex. I believe this is my highest rated aroma. Taste is very balanced. Nods a little towards sweet/sour at first but then balances right back with salt/bitter. Palate is fairly clean, slight oiliness is a distraction. Overall a very pleasant surprise. Will drink again.
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma has a powerful coriander overtone, with a firm wheaty and yeasty core to support it. Comes out of the bottle a clear golden with a fluffy, though not too persistent, white head. Flavor is surprisingly complex, with wheaty, coriander, floral, citrus and yeasty notes each taking their turns in saying hello to oneís palate. Smooth texture is quite firm and viscous, if not overly fizzy. Itís no lie - this is a good rye.
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 21.06.2013, tap @ Stoddardís Fine Food & Ale:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity and spiced, light malts, citrus, camomile, hay, yeast, heather. Taste is slightly dry spiced, light malts, hay, yeast, camomile, grass, citrus peel, herbs, cereal, caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. This was a strange one.