CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich, warm beer. This will keep you warm in the winter -- a nice offering, if not terribly noteworthy -- from sam adams. Another fine drinkable beer from them.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice aroma. good beer for sam adams. i thought i tasted some hops. nice flavoring, not fantastic.
HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very tasty beer, full of flavor. Beer is a reddish-brown and smells almost as good as it tastes. Overall this lager is a good decision.
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.