pympynaynteazy99 (31) - South San Jose, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It ainít X-mas without a little Sammyís Winter Lager. I look forward to it every year.
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
easy drinking for a wheat bock... canít taste much of the spices (which is a good thing). tastes like a brown-ale crossed with a dark wheat lager... canít complain - especially if I canít get a írealí bock at the local thriftway...
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby amber hue. Beige rocky head. Herbal and malty aroma. I actually enjoy this brew. Sweet first, light to medium bodied, spices, malt is enjoyable, and a long finish; bitter hops balance, and earthy notes make this a very enjoyable brew. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Not a true weizen bock if u ask me, but its a very drinkable brew.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown red color. Hefty head. Malty aroma with some hops peeking through. Lacking the winter spice. Crisp and clean finish.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has a great color, but I feel the flavor could be a bit better. I would expect perhaps a bit more spicyness out of a winter brew. Some folks here have mentioned this as a dark beer, rather, I think itís just very amber. Still, who can really argue with any Sam Seasonal??
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome amber/red color with deep tan head. Sweet and malty with some backgorund hop taste, but not as much spices as im used to with holiday brews or weizenbocks- this is completely different from moonglow- but still really good- actually much easier to drink- and the alcohol completely unnoticable. One of my favorite Sam Adams brew.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2003 Ruby body, small tan head, sweet malty nose with a hint of spice. Malty but not all that sweet, a tad smoky, a little bitterness in the finish. Not wheaty.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color, medium head. Nicely malty, medium hopped. Slightly roasted malts, good flavor. Full taste, smooth flavor. Mostly malts in this beer. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter, some spiciness.
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious dark brew. Donít drink it with a meal, this takes up a bit of room in the belly. Also adds a bit of fire in there.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2003 This has to be the best Samuel Adams beer that I have had. A great hearty, dark brew that can fill you up... Re-rate 3/12/2003: Well I guess it has been a while since I last had this and I had forgot what it tasted like. Anyway let me do this properly... Has a nice red/amber color with little carbonation and a sweet/alcohol smell. Taste is sweet malted and finishes slightly bitter/alcohol. Overall I still like this beer very much, but it is not all I remember it was. And so a slightly lower score...