loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 There's something wrong about the way this looks...I can't figure it out...dark amber with a soapy-looking head...completely clear, maybe that's it. The aroma and flavor were average...some spiciness, malty, dark fruits. Soapy, watery feel.
I liked this a lot more this time...weird. The color was a nice hazy copper color with a smalloff-white head. The aroma and flavor were very sweet...honey, spices, some wood, and a faint suggestion of wheat. Crisper feel this time...still pretty soft with a wet finish though. The numbers reflect this experience.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red golden appearance. Aroma is full of malts and wheat, with some sour grapefruit hidden behind as well. Flavors are roasted dark fruit, with a nice hearty plum and peanut flavor. Pretty much your run-of-the-mill basic winter seasonal.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very mild flavorings for a weizenbock. Malty with a minor bit of spiciness. Reasonably clean finish. Drinkable.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Ah. Spicy and malty. Nice beer to "warm you up" on a cold day. Not a bad one from Boston Beer. I tend to like their seasonals better than their standard fare.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color. Weak off-hite head. Well, the aroma is very inviting, malty and spicy but then...eh, the flavor reminds me of those "English Confect"(tit bits?) and I see no reason why a beer should taste like candy.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An old sampling. Tastes of Sam Adams with a touch of winter spices. I generally don't like this style, but it's much more subdued in this beer, and therefore more pleasant. Actually, quite good with brats. The best "winter" beer I've had.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/ light brown, sweet and spicy aroma. Earthy flavors from the malts. A good offering from Sam
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy smooth at first, became a bit syrupy and slightly cloying later. Full of some nice bready malts and lots of spices. I wasn't all that happy with the ending - was it the hop that gave it a copper penny taste - subtle but noticeable. Not bad, but not above average either.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 Amber with a beige head. Caramel malt and spice aroma. Flavor of malt, bread, and spices.
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers, I look forward to winter each year for this one. Great rich flavor with hints of spice, a little bit too sweet but not overly cloying. It warms me up just right on cold winter nights. Boston Lager is almost as good.