JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Poured clear brown with gold highlights with a two finger off white head. It’s carbonation is lively. Nice touch of sweetness in the flavor.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer, just not what I imagined a weizenbock to be. To me it tasted like a dry bock, not bad, just not as sweet as I would like. I think it would have been better to brew a guinine Bavarian Bock instead. A fine beer compared to most beers, but could be improved.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2002
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I got absolutely no aroma at all from this beer, and the bar was not the least bit smoky. Dark with a touch of malt sweetness, but an adjucty charge halfway through the taste. I am not impressed in the least. Almost completely devoid of character.
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent colors, hints of yellow at the edge. Malt and mild spice flavors. Not great, with a bitter finish, but decent enough for a macro--if that’s what Sam Adams is regarded today.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2003 Re-rate(8-2-03): Its been siting in the fridge for a while, I dont know if that has any effect but it tastes stornger of both malt and alcohol now and I like it even more. Originaly rated Dec 24, 2002: Dark brown color the aroma is malty with hints of spice, but quite weak. Not as spicy as most winters, somewhat sweet, but again not overdone like many winter brews. Slight malty flavor with a little bit of wheatieness. Nothing comes through too powerfully, but what it has it quite good. Has the usualy SA mild hoppy tinge and slightly creamy finish.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chestnut color. Had a sweet, warm nutty taste throughout. Not really much bockness here, but a pleasant mildly sweet beer with low carbonation.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-copper colour. Nice buttery malt aroma. After the aroma I expected a rich malty flavour, mais c’est tres sec. Medicinal, alcoholic flavour with a sweet candyish finish. Thinnish in body.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weizen bock? Man, these Sam Adams beers all taste the same.
beb5000 (23) - Avon, Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sam Adams should stop experimenting and just make their Boston Lager (well, maybe the IPA too). It seems every SA specialty is beer is a bit overboard. Too many spices, just too much going on with this beer for my senses.