IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best of the Sam Adams clan that is easy to find around the Winter. Great aroma with wheat and spices. Has a lot of taste, though not as much as normal Sammy Lager...which is maybe a plus or not. Definitely packs more of a punch than you would expect flavor wise and alcohol wise. A beer to have anytime this winter and enjoy.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Started off tasting kind of sweet and marzenbocky. Was quite surprised when it turned half way through to become basically undrinkable. I will resample on tap tho to make my final decision.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Summits Wayside tavern. Good Amber color. Heavily malted could have been better balanced. Not bad.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color and clear. Strong malty beer with little hop. Clean lager character. Spices kept to a minimum.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick white head on thick golden-amber beer. Wheaty-carmal. Nut linger followed by alcohol. Complex taste. Worth trying again.
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is malt, bread and floral. Flavor is slightly sweet with notes of spice and vanilla. Pretty good.
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 (5536) - 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 (3191) - 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 (17910) - 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.