burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured a hazy light yellow color with aromas of citrus, coriander, spice, and some light wheat. Flaovrs are the same, light spiciness in the aftertaste, decent witbeer overall.
maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. The nose on this has a lot more spices than I would expect. Itís a bit hard to drink because of that.. Not my style.
RobertDale (2639) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and spice. Taste is wheat, citrus, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices. Too many spices. Just OK.
joeneugs (2626) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark orange color with a tall white head. The aroma has some orange peel and light notes of baking spices. The flavor is the same. The body is a bit flabby for this style with a bit too much sweetness. The spices are well balanced though. Not a favorite, but a decent brew.
Brigadier (2625) - Northeastern Ohio, 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 doesnít try to be ambitious. It isnít going to sell anyone on Sam Adams but it isnít swill either.
sonnycheeba (2568) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is orange, bread and cookie malt, wheat, oats, and light floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some wheat and herbs and a heavy dose of orange towards the end; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
alobar (2517) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy straw yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and hint of spice. Wheat flavor with citrus, nutmeg and cinnamon hinted at but not easily noted. Decent beer.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow with a tall, white head.
Scent is busy....banana, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg...
Taste is yeasty, wheat and spices..
Not TOO sweet, but close.
tgncc (2514) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet, fruity, coruander, spice. The appearance is hazy ytellow, white head. The flavor is same as the aroma. The fnosh is spice, coriander. Medium in body. Good.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not sure Iíd consider this a witbier, as I didnít 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 werenít overdone.