urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great-looking beer with a nice rocky head. The flavor and aroma are a little disappointing, however. The best I can say is "smooth" with respect to the flavor. Not unlike Wild Goose Winter Goose, but not lacks the aromatic qualities of the latter. I rather miss their old Winter Lager recipe (c. 1992), which was more of a bock.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this beer on draft, and was actually disappointed. I did not like it as much as other winter seasonals. Too malty. Even more so then the German varieties I have had.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nicely spiced winter wheat.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not bad had to have a couple to get a better feel for it,still doesnt beat peteís wicked winter brew
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I used to think of weizen bocks as bocky, but I find them to be defined more by their wheat. This compares well to Aventinus, though falls a bit short. Overall, I quite like this beer. The malty bockiness makes for a very mild, somewhat thin and drinkable taste.
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??