jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice copper color with foamy beige head and a sweet malty/grainy head. Very light mouthfeel. Maybe its because Iím feel a cold coming on, but I didnít taste much of anything. Kind of sweet with some spices in there. Nothing bad, but not much remarkable either.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The usual foul Sam Adams aftertaste and a light simple aroma...micro for the masses. Absolutely ridiculous that this is referred to as a weizenbock.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber in color, light-bodied. Very sweet. Im not so sure about this being a Weizen Bock. Have a victory Weizen Bock if you want a real one. But this winter warmer is still a very good beer.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little too sweet for a winter brew but the initial taste is pleasing.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin head. Dark amber colored--with light hop aroma.
I would not call this a weizenbock by any strecth of the
imagination. However, compared to a couple of recent
winter beers that I have had, this is pretty decent. I
think that it is above average but nothing more.
Scooby (50) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great beer to drink in the cold months. It doesnít compare to some of the best beers out there but I would drink it over most common beers.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A dark amber liquid bubbles up long armed arabesques, fresh malt aromas blend with soft herbal hops. Fizzing, damp malt, thin, detectable hopping (more mud than earthy) and alcohol. Not a bad delivery medium for alcohol, but my compliments will cease there. This is neither robust nor full flavored.
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a good winter beer
I look forward to one after being out in the cold
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
No aroma really.
A bit of maltiness that quickly disappears.
Decent creamy, white head.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have not had a Sam Adams brew since Fall of í97. As a matter of fact, the winter lager was the last Samís brew I had, and I remember it as being my favorite Samís brew. I bought a single to rate, so here goes. It pours a nice deep amber color with a small head that rapidly dissipates. Not much aroma, but what is there is malty. Nice and malty sweet, with no hint of hops. It says it is brewed with holiday spices, but I do not detect any. Even so, the beer is smooth and highly drinkable with a nice, long malty finish. Very good.