XMB625 (30) - USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good seasonal beer by Sam Adams. Nice bronze color, slight hint of fruit taste.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber/copper. Some malt taste, but not as much as I've come to expect from the style. Also trace amounts of spices and a bit of sweet fruitiness in the background.
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2003 Really a nice looking beer, with a good brownish amber color and off white head. Nose is lightly malty and spicy...nice, but not strong enough to be appreciated! The flavor is also nice, with some decent malt and spice character, though it fades a bit too fast off the tongue. Nevertheless, a strong seasonal effort from Sam Adams.
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October fest. Its February and I’m rating an October fest? Irony! Im going to the dinner. Quinn said he would buy me some rounds so I have to cut it short. Ware not what your brother wears but only a hand me down. Eat not what your brother eats unless its off his plate. Love not who your brother loves only if its his girlfriend.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is malty with a touch of caramel. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, the flavor is mostly malty, with a lingering sweet finish with butterscotch flavors. A drinkable offering from Sam Adams, definitely worth a try.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like the way the flavors in this are distinct, straightforward, clean. It's easy to feel out the spicy hops and light doughy malt. It actually reminds be of Sean's weird "Irish Alt" homebrew. Probably uses similar hops.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
IIts malty, like it should be, not as smooth as the German versions, lacks that bread like flavor instead its almost ale like in flavor. Good beer not great like most of Sam’s beer’s but not one of the best of this style
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good, a great style of beer, alcohol was well concealed with smooth maltiness
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sawicz (9) - USA - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It's too bad this is a seasonal beer. I'm blaming that on the government. Just because.