Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a lovely ruby red color, with a nice, lasting tannish head. Aroma is delightful, with loads of spices, very sweet, and dark, lush with dark fruits, plums, grapes. A rich cornucopia of fruits and spice.
On the palate, we feel a warm rush of hops, and the thick, luscious malt shows up immediately. Very pleasant recurring finish, notes of fruit, spice, and nuts return again and again. A little thin in body, but then, it’s plenty full for a lager.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: This beer is a pretty good deal in the colder months of the year. Dark reddish/ brown with tan head. Aroma: spice, wheat, yeast. Tastes spicey, malty, and is very smooth and creamy with the wheat adding many of those qualities.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew has been aged for a year, not by me but by the store, i noticed the old style label. Nice spicy wheat aroma, very sweet with a hint of caramel. Pours a darker reddish color with a nice foamy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Taste was a big let down though. The spice hardly came through at all in this beer and there was just a slightly bitter taste and that was all. Almost a hint of sour apple near the end with some bitterness that lingers. I think this beer should not have been aged.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
part of a ten pack on sale for 7 bucks. reddish amber color with a thin head. cookie like aroma and sweet malt. caromel, sweet malt and smoke flavors with a very restrained bitterness. fades away with lingering malt flavors. not very exciting.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy any of the holiday or winter brews. Spice is a great addition when the coldness comes. I just happened upon some more Winter Lager. Great malt flavor. Nice dark color. Good stuff.
biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 This my favorite seasonal Sam, it has a great warm taste that is perfect for the winter time. It has a nice malty taste with a good lingering palate, like a creamy double bock
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Samuel Adams...always a good decision. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is classic lager with spice. Flavor is present, but nothing spectacular. Spices, good malt character, some grassy hops towards the end.
Re-rate (previous rating kept for my own amusement): Samuel Adams...always a good decision. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma: mild chocolate, wheat, and caramel.. Solid malt body, but still not as thick as I would like. Tastes like a wheat beer mixed with Samuel Adams Double Bock.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good brew from Sam adams. Pours a lovely fall color with a beautiful head that just lingers. Nose is quite bocky. In fact smells like a Salvator to me. Notes of wheat and lager yeast. Spicy and yet the wheat takes the pungent kick out of how bocky it could be. Taste is excellent. Honestly really reminds me of more of a doppelbock than a single. Very tasty.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Dark Brown Coloring. Medium Head. Malty. Thick...Good Flavor. Thar be a bit of alco in this one.
Retired...Some Light Spices...Very Simple Winter Brew. Winter White is Much More Enjoyable. This is the Swill Lover’s Winter Brew.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a reddish amber color with a white head. has a malty aroma with a nice bit of alocohol.