andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this in a liquor store in Bermuda in late August. The store had four bottles left. The bottle advised me to drink this by May, so I may not have received an accurate sample. Poured a deep brown color, almost purple, with a nice head and lots of bubbles on the side of the glass. Nose revealed rich malts, spices and alcohol. Taste is mostly malt with some spice and no hops to speak of. I found this to be a very enjoyable beer, possibly my favorite Sam.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent looking beer, the aroma is very weak. A touch of spices, but the lingering aftertaste is not too enjoybale. Decent, but not great.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent winter brew. I'm not really too into these winter brews. Usually the spices are too much for my palate. This one is no exception. Good for cold evenings.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I drank alot of this this past winter and with good reason. The beer is finely crafty and keeps you wamr on those cold winter nights. Too bad it's only available once a year.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 this beer is good. buy it when it first comes out in the winter but be warned, this beer will lay it on you if you drink enough of it. it has a great flavor, and personally this is one of my favorite sam adams
drank this again last night. a typical winter staple beer for me and my friends, its very good. roasted, malty, smooth, and spicy in smell and taste. very smooth, probably one of the best beers sam adams makes. score stays the same
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker amber color, with small head and a little bit of lacing, medium-bodied. Noticed malty and fruity aromas, caramel, ripe pears, slighty woody. The taste was well balanced and a short bitter aftertaste, which was just fine. Perhaps my favorite of the Sam Adams line of beers.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 There's something wrong about the way this looks...I can't figure it out...dark amber with a soapy-looking head...completely clear, maybe that's it. The aroma and flavor were average...some spiciness, malty, dark fruits. Soapy, watery feel.
I liked this a lot more this time...weird. The color was a nice hazy copper color with a smalloff-white head. The aroma and flavor were very sweet...honey, spices, some wood, and a faint suggestion of wheat. Crisper feel this time...still pretty soft with a wet finish though. The numbers reflect this experience.
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red golden appearance. Aroma is full of malts and wheat, with some sour grapefruit hidden behind as well. Flavors are roasted dark fruit, with a nice hearty plum and peanut flavor. Pretty much your run-of-the-mill basic winter seasonal.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very mild flavorings for a weizenbock. Malty with a minor bit of spiciness. Reasonably clean finish. Drinkable.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Ah. Spicy and malty. Nice beer to "warm you up" on a cold day. Not a bad one from Boston Beer. I tend to like their seasonals better than their standard fare.