HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Very simular to the vienna style offering from sam adams in my opinion... slight yeastiness.. maybe just a little more malty. Wonderful appearance!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Nice spiciness, good malt, very easy drinking.
---- previous rating 18 Mar 2003
somewhat malty, not very bitter, this is a typical SA offering: far better than BMC, but nothing like a good micro. drinkable
bierkoning (10645) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought at De Man van Drank, Rotterdam. Nice red amber color, firm frothy head. Fruity, somewhat smoky aroma. Lots of tropical fruit (peach) and pear in the flavor. Some hopbitterness. Nice and clean beer, maybe a bit thin.
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 (1015) - 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