Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a caramely orange-red, with a thin, dissipating off-white head. Aroma has that characteristic wheaty tang and spices are evident too. Flavor begins rich and full: tangy, tongue-tingling wheat, caramel, bread, a touch of fruit, and spices. Some floral hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Does have a rather thin body, as do most Sam Adams beers. The only problem with this beer is that the spice flavor becomes tiring over time. A solid brew overall.
rlgk (13393) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze/amber color, nice off-white head. Quite carbonated. Has a sweet and bready aroma with some bread in it. Flavor brings some toffee, sweet, but turns into some bitterness.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous color. Sweet malts are obvious on the nose and in my mouf. I don't have any experience with this style. Do I like this beer? Yeah, a lot. Can I tell that it's ever had anything to do with wheat? No, not really. No skin off my teeth though. Points off palate for carbonation.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a dark wheat lager brewed with winter spices." the quote is agreeable. a little bit sour, christmas spices (think dessert), with faint association of fruit. nice, it doesn't truly suck. but, i'll pass.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored with a moderate creamy head-good malty aroma with a clove and cinnamon spiciness. Medium bodied and smooth, malty and fruity-plums with a citrus note. Faint hoppy bitterness and alcohol in the finish.
jtw (1142) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark and malty aroma. first sip was perhaps a bit too cold--tasted bland--but once i let it warm up a little there was quite a bit more flavor to it. i can tell it's not made with a weizen yeast, though/ strong dark malty taste, with a spicy dry finish. my advice is to let this one warm up a little before drinking! overall not bad, a good winter beer.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Why they brewed this one is beyond me, unless it was to make a few more bucks. Oh! It was t make a few more bucks! Thin. low gravity crap that I'd expect from Miller or Bud.
bbrock81 (312) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don't have any other experience with the style so I can't compare it. Malty sweet, spicy aroma, darkish amber color, nice smooth spicy flavor. I like this beer better than most of the winter ales I've had. I'd buy it again.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
for a wheat beer this is pussy and to add its even a dark wheat beer makes it worse maybe it aint my cup of black tea but overall the hop taste is decent the aroma is sweet with mild spice to tickle the nose.well worth a try
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
All in all a decent beer, but a poor example of a weizen bock. Where's the wheat? Deep amber, fruity/floral aroma, some malt flavors but was weak, some bitterness. Drinkable.