mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy any of the holiday or winter brews. Spice is a great addition when the coldness comes. I just happened upon some more Winter Lager. Great malt flavor. Nice dark color. Good stuff.
biscuitbagger (16) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 This my favorite seasonal Sam, it has a great warm taste that is perfect for the winter time. It has a nice malty taste with a good lingering palate, like a creamy double bock
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Samuel Adams...always a good decision. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is classic lager with spice. Flavor is present, but nothing spectacular. Spices, good malt character, some grassy hops towards the end.
Re-rate (previous rating kept for my own amusement): Samuel Adams...always a good decision. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma: mild chocolate, wheat, and caramel.. Solid malt body, but still not as thick as I would like. Tastes like a wheat beer mixed with Samuel Adams Double Bock.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good brew from Sam adams. Pours a lovely fall color with a beautiful head that just lingers. Nose is quite bocky. In fact smells like a Salvator to me. Notes of wheat and lager yeast. Spicy and yet the wheat takes the pungent kick out of how bocky it could be. Taste is excellent. Honestly really reminds me of more of a doppelbock than a single. Very tasty.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Dark Brown Coloring. Medium Head. Malty. Thick...Good Flavor. Thar be a bit of alco in this one.
Retired...Some Light Spices...Very Simple Winter Brew. Winter White is Much More Enjoyable. This is the Swill Lover’s Winter Brew.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a reddish amber color with a white head. has a malty aroma with a nice bit of alocohol.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - Dark reddish amber in color with a decent off-white head. Malt and spice in the aroma with little in the way of hops. OK, but not one of the better "winters" that are available.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good beer, thick. Full of flavor. Dark amber, brown appearance with a medium tan head. Caramel sweet aroma. Definately full of flavor throughout.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6538) - 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 (11974) - Escondido, 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.