cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yummy. I had some of this over the holidays, and I’d definitely come back to it. But like the name suggests, not something I’d have a lot year ’round. But nice and spicy.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 Pours a clear deep amber-copper color, small creamy off white head, malty spicy orange-cinnamon aroma, clean malty spicy flavors, nice lasting finish, great warming alcohol feel, medium-full body heavy but soft mouthfeel, very balanced, my favorite brew from Samuel Adams.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good wheat bock,spicy notes,malty,fruity and crisp.
adamburb99 (10) - waterville, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice, tasty beer for a relaxing winter day. good dark beer. i enjoyed it
MaDoG99 (20) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color but pretty clear when considering the strong wheat and rye aroma. Strong wheat and hop flavor is pleasent but stays too long.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 Re-rate: As my tastes change, I realize that this isn't the gem I thought it was. Now I prefer the hoppiness of the Boston Lager over this beer. I'm sure my tastes will change again someday.
Original rate: Thick head with fine bubbles, stays around for a bit too. Nice dark red color, redder than George Killians 'Red'. (I did a side by side taste). Aroma of wheat, malts, alcohol....like woodshop in school. Taste of flowers/pine/Cardamon....a poutpouri of flavors. Not as thick as I expected but very tasty. Much better than the 'flagship' lager of S.A.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seemed to have a spicy flavor. Decent once a year but that’s it.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good flavor, above average for large breweries. A solid bock and one I will drink again.
BillKismet (3167) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I believe this beer is a dunkelweizen as it has the typical appearance, aroma, and flavor of a beer of this style. The aroma is pleasantly wheaty with a touch of malts and the flavor reflects these attributes. Exceptionally smooth and easy to drink with nice tastes.