BruceLeroy (110) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmm, I seem to be in the minority here, but you can color me unimpressed. Why is it called a lager? I thought lagers had alcohol content of under 5%? This one you can taste the alcohol slightly. This beer MUST be served freezing cold to be enjoyed at all. Once the beer starts warming up, it becomes a challenge to finish. It becomes more bitter and flavorless. I recommend you take this beer out of the fridge and throw it in the freezer for about an hour before you consume. Or perhaps avoid buying it altogether. This beer is too bitter.
jb (1944) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 I really enjoyed this. Nice amber color, decent head. Not enough of an aroma about the only complaint. Nice palate and smooth clean finish.
One of my favorite and the best Sam Adams Iíve had. On rerate, draft, this was enjoyable but just a bit above average
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, this had almost no nose, and a very light palate. Pretty high alcohol for a lagered weizenbock, but just not up to the competition of other winter brews.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad kids... quite malty, with fruit undertones and a slight hop bite. Nice velvety palate... decent.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Despite some of the other tastersí low scores, I bought a sixer and found this to be a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. Would drink again. I am already a Sam Adams fan.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So I come here to rate this beer, and Iím shocked to see itís called a weizenbock. Iíll agree that itís a decent lager, and probably better than most macro stuff, but this was no weizenbock. It was mostly malty with bready, biscuity notes. There was no banana, no clove, and only a touch of nut. As just a drinkable beer, it one of the better Sam Adams beers Iíve had. As a weizenbock, itís not very good.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent American lager with a surprisingly high alcohol content. This was served WAY too cold at Wise Fools Pub in Chicago. Itís rich nutty flavor and hints of wheat showed their faces at the end of the pint (as it warmed).
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Poured clear brown with gold highlights with a two finger off white head. It’s carbonation is lively. Nice touch of sweetness in the flavor.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer, just not what I imagined a weizenbock to be. To me it tasted like a dry bock, not bad, just not as sweet as I would like. I think it would have been better to brew a guinine Bavarian Bock instead. A fine beer compared to most beers, but could be improved.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2002
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I got absolutely no aroma at all from this beer, and the bar was not the least bit smoky. Dark with a touch of malt sweetness, but an adjucty charge halfway through the taste. I am not impressed in the least. Almost completely devoid of character.