spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting spiced beer. It's a fairly heavy darker beer. I enjoy only one at a time, otherwise it's be a little overpowering.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the kind of beer that you only have one of. In fact, the one I had may be the only I ever have. That being said, there were some definite positive qualites to this brew. Firstly, the appearance was nonpariel; I stared and stared at the delicate lacing patterns unfolding on top of the molten, malty mass. The flavor, aside from the obvious emphasis on malt, was very fruity and even a smidgeon floral. The fruit flavors were predominately raspberry and even a little peach, and all was superceded by a mulled character. Just one is fine, but I don't think I could bring myself to buy a six-pack.
bythe40 (64) - USA - JAN 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a good seaonal brew. a little spice to it along with the common sam adams fruityness.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beeer was killed by overcarbonation. Looks pretty with a nice dark coloring that is reminiscent of a brown ale. Smells OK with slight caramel malts sticking out. Tasted nice and full, creamy and sweet malts and just an inkling of likeable wheat characteristics. But during the finish my throat was stung with carbonation. Too bad..cause this is a good product otherwise.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright, light copper appearance. Light sweet caramelly malt nose with a touch of fresh light hops. The body is spritzy, notes of sweet fruit and candyish hops. Weizen Bock eh...would never have guessed it.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5115) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark golden brown colour...some spiceyness. A great lingering aftertaste that pairs well with a cold day. A good choice for a ’findable’ seasonal beer!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
like a dark burnt amber color with an almost yellow tinted tan line of froth...the aroma was subtly nutty..the flavor was extremely creamy..the mouthfeel thick..notes of candied walnuts & cherries..it actually tastes like winter..sweet yet not too sticky..creamy and full bodied, and some bitterness shines through too..quite impressive
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Call me crazy, but I like this way better than Aventinus. Heavier on the bock qualities than the wheat. Good stuff.