whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange-gold body, medium carbonation, and dimpled head with decent retention. Caramel aroma plus mild floral hops and all-spice. A crisp, tart, and malty lager with some nuts and spice. Tasted like a Vienna. I was stunned to see the style listed as a Weizen Bock.
dwyerpg (4895) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In individual parts, this beer is really good, but it's not spectacular in any individual aspect.
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 (14164) - 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 (1144) - 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.