IslandHaole (1098) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 Re-rate: As my tastes change, I realize that this isn't the gem I thought it was. Now I prefer the hoppiness of the Boston Lager over this beer. I'm sure my tastes will change again someday.
Original rate: Thick head with fine bubbles, stays around for a bit too. Nice dark red color, redder than George Killians 'Red'. (I did a side by side taste). Aroma of wheat, malts, alcohol....like woodshop in school. Taste of flowers/pine/Cardamon....a poutpouri of flavors. Not as thick as I expected but very tasty. Much better than the 'flagship' lager of S.A.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seemed to have a spicy flavor. Decent once a year but that’s it.
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good flavor, above average for large breweries. A solid bock and one I will drink again.
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I believe this beer is a dunkelweizen as it has the typical appearance, aroma, and flavor of a beer of this style. The aroma is pleasantly wheaty with a touch of malts and the flavor reflects these attributes. Exceptionally smooth and easy to drink with nice tastes.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good bock. Typical winter beer. Too weak for me though.
mike3018899 (1) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle of this was my introduction to Bocks. This brew pours a clear bottle conditioned
orange with a huge creamy off-white head that is fully lasting with excellent lacing. The
spicy fruity nose is mild but extremely pleasant with moderate hints of toasted grain,
bread, spruce, soap, pear, and nuts. The well balanced flavor starts with a moderate sweet
acidity, and finishes long with a moderate sweet bitterness that is somewhat nutty. The
palate is light, clean and smooth; slightly creamy but has a soft carbonation with a metallic
finish that is lightly astringent. Another very enjoyable offering from Boston Brewing.
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know some of the fellow beer snobs do not like SA, but I usally do. Some of the beers are just too damn tasty to hate on. This one isnt as spectacular as some other but it’s respectable. Nice wheat malty taste. Kind of earthy finish. Highly drinkable even if its not wonderful.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SA is great, this is a very unique beer the hint of cinnamon really makes it
wortless (4) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2002 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little light on aroma, with a bitter aftertaste more prevalent with each sip. Light on the flavor and aroma I associate with other winter brews.