Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a clear ruby red color with a medium eggshell aroma, moderate retention and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus and spice. Lots of orange peel and some green apple. Taste is fruity, again with the citrus and green apple, with some subtle bitter notes and caramel malts. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brownish pour in the glass. Nose and taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and toast. Rated 12/11/2000
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly spicy, but has a dominant pine needle aroma and taste. Too thin in the mouth.
Dogbrick (7952) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really wish this one was available year round, as it is Sammy’s best offering, edging out the Winter Lager. I really had trouble placing the aroma, it was kind of like toasted wheat bread with a hint of orange. The color was rich and so was the taste. Refreshingly complex.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Moderate molasses and orange notes with ginger and cinnamon on the nose. Some moderate maltiness. Clear reddish brown color with a tan head. Flavor is a strong fruit and spice burst at first followed by a moderately bitter finish with lots of malt character. Not watery at all for a 5.9%, rather explosive actually.
DocLock (7828) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very unique beer. I've only ever seen this one in the Christmas/Winter selection sampler. Deep brown in color, with odors of strong brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Finishes smooth, with chocolate, spicy, nutmeg, and more malt and nutmeg flavors. A nice holiday beer.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle from Total Wines & More, Clearwater, FL. On January 24, 2011
Clear brown color, big light brown head. Sweet, malty, spicy scent. Sweet, spicy, malty, bread taste. Grain and slightly roasted aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium dryish bitterness.
shrubber85 (7553) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Milld ginger, cinnamon and orange aroma. Dark copper color with small head. Chocolate malt and cinnamon/orange flavor. Very nice and reliable seasonal.
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours a reddish brown with a foamy off white head.
It smells like caramel.
The flavor is pretty tame. It has some caramel malt, some roastiness, and some spices, but it also has a certain wateriness and some metallic flavor.
It certainly isn’t as good as their winter lager, but that isn’t saying too much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-09-2010 22:59:17
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown with a thick lacey head. Aroma of rich caramel malt and spices. Body is full, lightly citrus and cinnamon spiced with an earthy malt sweetness. Finishes dry and piney. Never would've guessed this was from Sam Adams. A pretty good beer.