dnstone (2128) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazed golden with a chalky white edge and soft white head. Slight floral-sweet, cranberryesque aroma. A thick white with an orangey edge and noticeable spice character and that signature Sam Adams maltiness.
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Taste is sweet citrus, dough and grain. Light drinking and pretty decent.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
I picked up a 12 pack of Sam Adams to have some lighter styles around the house. This was my first and not a bad introduction. For a large mass produced beer it is good (especially at about $1.15 a bottle). Check it out before the season changes.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden blond base has a light warmth to it as if the sun was rising slowly. Dense but short lived bursts of foam accent the base. Herbal green tea, white pepper, and ephemeral hints of gingerbread set a wintery feel.
Flavor / Palate - Honey, melons, and lemons prepare the palate for a gingery finish. Mellow and laid back it doesn’t try to be ambitious. It isn’t going to sell anyone on Sam Adams but it isn’t swill either.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow with white lacing. Musky aroma. Creamy palate with flavours of orange zest and nutmeg. Nice.
PhillyBeer2112 (2515) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not sure I’d consider this a witbier, as I didn’t get any of the usual phenols and esters associated with that yeast, rather it seemed an ordinary wheat beer spiced with all the listed spices. The nutmeg came through the strongest, giving it an overall spice profile very similar to Anchor OSA in both aroma and flavor. Fairly solid malt/grain balance, drinkable enough and the spices weren’t overdone.
Barreras (932) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a yellow color with aroma of spices and nutmeg. A distinct cinnamon taste that goes down smoothly. The mixture of orange peel adds some fruitiness that compliments the entire beer. This is one of Sam Adams best in my opinion.
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy orange color with about an inch of foam that spent itself quickly. Sme decent lacing in a Sam’s pint. Aroma was typical wheat beer, very faint on the spices. Noted orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, maybe cardamom?, coriander. Taste was average. Nothing outstanding, but nothing bad either. Some spice notes, typical wheat beer haylike flavor, very slight bitterness. Lingered a bit on the tongue, but somewhat thin mouthfeel overall. Nice carbonation level. Wife liked it...but there are better examples of the style.
Daytonbeer (635) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with white head and no lacing. Aroma of orange, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste is well balanced with lots of coriander and spices.
Hartung32 (207) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells better than it tastes. A pretty middle of the road Belgian spiced white.
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hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from sampler at Erica’s parent’s around or on Christmas. Hazy peach-yellow pour. Nose has a little bit of citrus, but overall this beer lacks the citrus zest I love in witbiers. Not bad at all, though. Easy drinking, like all of the beers in the sampler pack, and good enough to probably be my favorite of the 6.