ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better winter beers for the price. Good flavor and aroma.................
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 Rich copper color with medium sized head. Malty aroma with other notes of pepper, malt and coriander. Winter spices are mellow and blend nicely with the maltiness. Not a bad X-mas brew.
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 Hearty and the high alcohol was concealed very well. Expected more hops, but it was quite good; liked the wheaty maltiness.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sam sucked me in again. Every time I have a Sam Adams beer, I end up sorely disappointed. Usually I like winter/spicy beers. So after reading the label I thought maybe this will be the good Sam.... Nope.
Orange-brown color looks like what comes out of the water tap after the F.D. has flushed the hydrants. I have a sneaking suspicion that the flavor is pretty close, too. No hint of spice. Just a quick metallic taste and then its all gone.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a big beefy beer! Definitely something you would want to drink while eating a huge steak at Outback or something like that.
Frank (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 This stuff pours a bland and headless orange. The nose is nice w/ a touch of spice but the flavor is sort of thin and metallic. It’s not off-putting but neither is it appealing. Carbonation is a bit overbearing and overall this is decent enough but just not that well thought out. It works neither as a spiced winter warmer nor as a drinkable lager.
Jan 2003: Beautiful in appearance, but I could care less once tasting it. The orange brown looks more autumn than winter to me. Malts prevail throughout. I always hope for some spices in a winter brew but there’s not a hint here. 3.1
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The best normal beer from Sam Dams that you can get on tap at a chain resturant, pretty dark in color, has a nice dry taste and a little bite. Better than regular Sam Adams Lager.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now I tried this last night, and was sober at the time...but I don't really remember much except that it smelled cider-y and wasn't strong enough to be a "warming drink". It was fruity but not overly so and stained my shower mat quite adequately (don't ask).
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very pretty amber pour. not as spicy as i had been led to believe, more bitter and hoppy really. not a bad offering from the folks in boston.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, now this is something to begin to turn novices onto, because the sweet, bitter, minty, floral components are all separable. I don't know a lot about weizenbocks, and I haven't had a whole lot of Sam Adams, but this is the best I've had (and I'm not even a big fan of the style!). Aroma is nice, flavor has a bit more sour bits than necessary?