WileCoyote (9) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very nice session beer for winter. I’ve tasted this beer every year, but have not yet tasted it for 2004. I did note on Sam Adams website that the abv has been brought down to 5.8%. I hope that this will not lighten up on its flavor this year. I will just have to wait and see.
For the best tasting weizenbocks, I would strongly suggest Schneider Aventinus or the Victory Moonglow.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 One of a sampler pack that had been aged about 4 years. Complex flavor enhanced by aging. ......
12/8/2004 rerate. I got a fresh Holiday Classics sampler 12-pack at the local bottle shop and had a second go at this with a lot less to cheer about than the first time. Evidently the aging made all the difference. Nowhere near as pleasant or interesting fresh. Now I’m remembering why I dont care for bocks. The bottle shop now has 6-packs of this, but I’m not buying.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Forgot about this one, an old favorite. Tastes rich, and warms your breath on a frozen Northern night. Dark and slightly smoky, if I recall. The hops represent.
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice winter beer. A dark beer with a spicy, malty flavor. Some might find the faintest hint of smoke at the end. A good beer on a cold evening.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark wheat beer with winter spices (cinnamon, ginger and orange peel) - sounds delicious. The beer itself is full-bodied with long coffee aftertaste. I couldn’t "catch" any traces of spices or wheat in the palate, unfortunately.
CamdenD (1181) - 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.