Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy smooth at first, became a bit syrupy and slightly cloying later. Full of some nice bready malts and lots of spices. I wasn't all that happy with the ending - was it the hop that gave it a copper penny taste - subtle but noticeable. Not bad, but not above average either.
Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 Amber with a beige head. Caramel malt and spice aroma. Flavor of malt, bread, and spices.
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers, I look forward to winter each year for this one. Great rich flavor with hints of spice, a little bit too sweet but not overly cloying. It warms me up just right on cold winter nights. Boston Lager is almost as good.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid beer by sam adams. Tastes similar to the regular lager by sam adams(which I also like) but with a hint of fruitiness. Not much of a head but a nice bold flavor that matches the aroma.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly dark color. Carmel colored head. Quickly diminishing head. No noticable carbonation. Sweet malty aroma, carmely. Metally taste, soft mouthfeel. Wheat unmasks itself slowly through tasting.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a thin white head. The nose is sweet, malty, and slightly spicey. The mouthfeel is almost creamy and soft, though it has a slight bitter finish. Not a bad beer, but it's not the greatest seasonal brew. Good thing about this beer is that it's at a lot of sports bars and places like that.
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sam Adams' best Winer Lager to date. This was a great year; smooth, complex and a healthy dose of alcohol to keep you warm. A suprisingly complex flavor profile not typical of a Sam Adams which makes each bottle a joy to drink. I've been buying up the last of all the local supplies and I don't want to see this winter end.
Beerdogg (9) - Edgewood, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well balance dark amber beer with a pinch of spice to give it the winter feeling.
I like it on tap the best.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 Dark amber colored body, average white head. Has the recognizable sam adams hoppiness and bitterness but with a bolder flavor and some mild spices. Subtle maltiness and bready flavor. Overall, I think the flavors are balanced pretty well.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
this is pretty good stuff, but tastes a bit much like their straight lager. very clear pour.