foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Weizen bock? Didn't seem like it. A little Bock-ish, but it's filtered, making it crystal clear. I had no idea this was a weizenbock when I drank it. Overall not bad, but as with other Sam Adams I've had, nothing stands out, so it's unimpressive. Very clean and malty though, like a bock. Smells better than it tastes. Re-rate 1/7/04: Initially sweet and wheat, no yeast notes, very weak finish. Beautiful to look at though.
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight fruit nose with plenty of spice. Goes down well on a cool evening. The hops is there but hardly overpowering.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper body, creamy head. pleasant cranberry nose with spices and malts. Lots of stuff going on there. Plenty of barley & decent malt backup. A remarkable aroma.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is my favorite from the winter sampler. It is the kind of quality that I would hope to get the Boston Beer Company. Good flavor, not too hoppy, but they are noticed, and the aroma is pleasant.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite dark in color, aroma is malty, pleasant hints of spice/fruit. Flavor is also pleasant and fairly well balanced, however does not inspire or approach Victory’s effort.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Nice spicy aroma, disapponintingly small head though. Nice balance of bitter with the sweet, not much wheat flavor, could use more to my taste. Nice winter brew, one of the best.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Sammy’s best beers. Malty, spucey aroma. Sweet without being syruppy, as may beers of this style can be. Well balanced. Must be a very small percentage of wheat, to be nearly impercievable.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Re-rate, draught, poured a nice amber color with a thin white head aroma was malty and sweet with nutmeg and hops. Inital taste was good hitting the nutmeg and malt notes from the aroma. Aftertaste was kind of sour/ranicd. Very disappointing
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and sweet, but could be thicker. This is still a macrobrewed beer. Decent flavor, but can’t compete with its microbrewed cousins.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Beautiful warm, roasty brown color with light airy head. Enticing nutty aroma. Excellent spicy, roast-malt flavorings.