surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This didn't stand out as anything special. It wasn't bad except it was terribly overpriced and nothing to write home about. Tasted like the regular lager. Just okay.
imdownthepub (11294) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, pasteurised. Red brown beer with carbonated head. Preferable to the SA Lager if only that there is some flavour coming through. Still another American beer that is too similar to cola, thin sweet short and glutinous, but there is an attempt to get the malted wheat through the mess. Good alcohol though.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet fruit and a little spice is what pops to mind... Not to impressive when it comes the aftertaste
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber coloured. Sweet and slightly spicy. Rather thin body. Short lasting aftertaste.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my favorite from the Winter sampler. Nice, clean and refreshing with a well balanced flavor and aroma.
stranger34 (8) - USA - FEB 6, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic beer. I hate the Boston Lager so i wasn't expecting much here, but I found this beer to be fantastic. I won't drink much of this, but i'll look forward to buying a case every December.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good winter brew. I prefer the dark, heavier brews that they put out when the weather gets cold. This is agood one, although it had a bit of a metallic aftertaste. I would drink it again, for sure.
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Auburn/red/orange beer with a thick (and long lasting) head. This beer has a nice appearance, but lacks a taste I'm looking forward to having. This isn't a bad beer, but I wouldn't say it's good either. But it's not average, because it's got a unique flavor. I can't see myself being tempted to buy another 6-pack of this.
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep copper color with a thin and short lasting head. Good carbonation and lacing. Spicy slightly malty aroma. Initial spice taste with a good malt undertone. Very smooth and creamy feeling in the mouth. The finish has a slight bitter and spicy flavor. Very easy to drink.
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head which did not last long. Minimal carbonation but decent lacing. Aroma is mostly malt with some spices thrown in for good measure. Color is a great ruby/amber. Flavor is quite good and well balanced. Good malt backbone with some hops and a little yeast thrown in. Liquid is like velvet in the mouth. Very smooth and creamy and very easy drinking. Finish is slightly bitter with a noticable hops presence. A very good beer from Sam Adams.