Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a decent white head. The aroma was citrus and spice. More of that in the flavor along with some malt and a hint of vanilla. This wasn’t bad at all.
Lightrider (301) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a haze light gold with a fine head. Aroma is that of, citrus, herbs and malt. Taste is a nice light spice and malt. Finish is warm with a nice spice after taste.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden with a thin wisoy white head. Notes of cinnamon, vanilla, wheat, clove, banana. Medium bodied with lush carbonation.
jtclockwork (7952) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to John. Pours cloudy straw gold with white head. Nose and taste of spiced orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, banana and light dried spice bag. Lighter bodied.
ironprog (43) - - JAN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy, golden-straw color, with a large, frothy, white head. Strong aromas of orange and cinnamon. Taste is fairly sweet and reminds me of a cinnamon roll with orange icing. It has a medium-body, with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Finish is long and sweet.
Not a bad beer, but there are plenty of other Samuel Adams brews that I would choose over this one. Still, it does make for a nice change of pace.
Strangebrewer (834) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Poured cloudy straw coloured with a dense white head. Light citrusy aroma with a vanilla hint. Mouthfeel is crisp and light with a lingering slightly dry finish. Taste of wheat grains and pumpkin pie spices.
ellolovey (443) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and citrus. Reminds me of Christmas morning. Taste is loaded with winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a nice bitter citrus rind. Light bodied. Good carbonation. My favorite Sam Adams thus far.
bconch (266) - - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow pour. Nose of lemon and wheat. Taste follows with some bread and tartness. Pale finish
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured cloudy gold, with a thin, white head. Aroma is floral and citrus. Taste is orange peel and dry hops. I got a little vanilla in on the tip of the tongue, which was interesting.
Slipstream (1983) - USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This smells like a pretty standard lager, but tastes like a widely available witbier - think a notch above Blue Moon, but below Hoegarden.