hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2002
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a very unique beer. it has a great mouthfeel. there is a sweetness followed by a nice hoppy finish. this might sound weird but it gave me a warm feeling after i drank two or three. good beer for a cold fall/winter night
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Best by 3/03) When I look at this beer, I think to myself that this beer is one very classy looking glass of beer, all the right stuff. However, once I taste it I am brought back down to earth. The nose is sweet and spicy with a touch of malt and the palate is a bit rough, over spiced and pasteurized. The finish nauseates me; I do not think that I could finish an entire pint, too sweet and spicy. What’s with a bottom fermented weizenbock anyways?
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth with hints of sweetness and spice. Not as strong as other Winters I like.
PorterPounder (4612) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Rerate Still solid - just not so generous with my ratings 9 years to the date later! Original 3.9 Excellent! Warm, inviting, malty aroma. Thick, long lasting, cream off-white head with lasting lace. Nice, deep dark copper color. Sweet flavor, leaning towards a belgian ale, but a bit more subtle. Glad I bought a whole six of this rather than just one to sample. Sammy comes through again!
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a mass produced beer, This is one of the best I’ve had. Nice amber/brown color with a small yet lasting head. Aroma of sweet malt and a hint of banana. Flavor is malty and sweet like that of a bock yet finishes smooth and clean. This is a wonderfully easy to drink, and enjoyable beer.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great-looking beer with a nice rocky head. The flavor and aroma are a little disappointing, however. The best I can say is "smooth" with respect to the flavor. Not unlike Wild Goose Winter Goose, but not lacks the aromatic qualities of the latter. I rather miss their old Winter Lager recipe (c. 1992), which was more of a bock.
NJBeerman013 (1032) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this beer on draft, and was actually disappointed. I did not like it as much as other winter seasonals. Too malty. Even more so then the German varieties I have had.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nicely spiced winter wheat.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not bad had to have a couple to get a better feel for it,still doesnt beat pete’s wicked winter brew
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I used to think of weizen bocks as bocky, but I find them to be defined more by their wheat. This compares well to Aventinus, though falls a bit short. Overall, I quite like this beer. The malty bockiness makes for a very mild, somewhat thin and drinkable taste.