hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Alehouse in Ft. Myers, FL. This beer when poured had a large sized creamy and smooth ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was transparent and softly carbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was malty and also caramel. The flavor was malty and caramel with a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth and this was a medium bodied beer with average amounts of lacing.
JFGrind (1992) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meets standard Sam Adams requirements for flavor, appearance and aroma. No sign of spices either.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark red color with a difficult to discern aroma (weak maltiness?). Nice balance of malts and wheatiness in the flavor. One of Sam Adams' better beers.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 Bottle: Retained it’s head pretty well, not watery like old fizzywig. Malty with notes of ginger or is it mint? Interesting but not spectacular. 3.3
Rerate Nov 2004:
On tap very malty almost to the point of being syrupy. Maple notes and no hint of ginger this time.Tasted like an old ale.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent, Earthy malty beer. Delicious, chewy character. I enjoyed this beer. Still made by a "big American brewery", but not bad at all.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best part of this beer is you can get it at many restraunts (in my area) that don't have a big variety. Sweet malt aroma, some fruit and spice, and just a hint of floral hop. Good initial malt flavors blended with spices that add to the sweetness. Fairly balanced with a slight bittering hop finish. I'll drink this beer again.
thedm (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 130. This bottled brew was sampled at the Ale House resturant in Fort Myers Florida. This brew poured a large head of fizzy foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated brown colored body. The aroma was that of a mild malt and the mouthfeel was acidic metallic yet smooth with a mild hop bite. It had a medium strength brown malt flavor that I did not care for. There was something skunky about it that lingered in the finish and bothered me.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's got a really great deep red color to it, but not much discernable in the aroma. Average flavor, decent palate. Not too dry. Served ice cold, which didn't hurt at all.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark red color. A little bit of caramel flavor and slightly floral aroma. Nothing extraordinary, but still fairly good. About as good as Sam Adams gets.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, weizen glass, 50 degrees F. Large, frothy, off-white head is slowly diminishing. The body is a deep ruby with light carbonation. Toasted hay, caramel malt (M); flowery hops (L); banana, apple, clove aromas. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, sour finish. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: thin, limp, and lifeless for a weizenbock.