FROTHINGSLOSH (5311) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 I used to look forward to this one every year back in the 90’s. Now days I find it pleasant but no longer one I will seek out. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a medium brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is sweet, malty, and vaguely spicy. The flavor is sweet, minty and malty. Medium palate. Slightly sour on the aftertaste. Not a bad winter lager.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Let me say just what a treat it has been to find a Sam Adams Winter Sampler pack in May and it not be skunky. Dark brown brew with a foamy tan head. Malted wheat and fruit aromas. Bitter and wheat flavor. Full and warming palate.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured red/orange auburn color, malty aroma. Light on palate. Some fruit /sweetness in the taste almsot like cherries with a little hops near the end.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown color with a medium off white head. Honey and malt aroma. Nice sweet honey, malt, and floral flavors with a little hops bite in the finish. Pleasant.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap. Aroma was hard to pick up in the bar, not much there anyways. Looked good, amber, white head some lacing. Flavor was, in my opinion, kind of gross. Sweet malts and mild hops, but not much of either. The flavor that stuck out to me was like very old rubber that’s obtained that sickly sweet smell. Well designed, not a flavor I can tolerate.
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful amber color. Quite good, mainly characterized by the caramel, with a more clear hoppy note in the aroma and a bold final, but a bit too metallic.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is very filling and has a good amount of alcohol in it. There's nothing to special about it, but nothing really that bad either. It's a decent beer with a smooth taste.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sam Adams trademark is making "safe" beers. This beer is just that, nothing that would knock you off your feet but good. Pours heavy with rich looking body to match. Strong aroma of rich malts (carmel like taste) hops finish this above avg beer off with a nice bold taste. Only able to drink 2 becomes somewhat rich.
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 I look forward to winter time because of this beer. Nice holding head, dark copper look. Milk caramel palate.
Kinz (3459) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 This beer used to be a favorite of mine, but that was 12 years ago. The crispness it used to have has been replaced by an almost cloying sweetness, and it lacks the almost roasted note of so many years ago. In any case, present day version, medium reddish copper, OK head. Little aroma, vaguely sweetish. Flavor is toffee and molasses oriented. I simply can’t pick out the wheat in this weizen, and it has no apparent esters. This beer now just makes me sort of sad. RERATE - no change in December of 2013.