DANEgerous (92) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: wonderful warm spice notes along with the aroma of a good lager
Appearance: Red tinged amber with the a head that we all love from Sam Adams that can float a bottle cap.
Taste: To put it simple if beer is bread this is a spice cake that is light on the spice. A touch sweeter than most beer with note of Cinnamon and orange.
Palate: Nice and drinkable moderate body more or less standard for a good brew
Overall: Nice, more or less a winterized version of their classic
ninecats (217) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Clear reddish brown/amber with a fairly cloudy foam, dissipates quickly leaving some lacings. Aroma of dried apricotes, some spices, malt, honey. Taste is malty with little bitterness, dried fruit, pear, minor bittnerness lingering. Medium body, medium carbo.
allmyvinyl (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours clear copper with a thick off-white head. Aromas of light spice, dried peel, dried fruit. Taste is light sweet, cinnamon coming through, alongside red fruits. Light touch with the ginger, which is good.Creamy texture, light sweet finish. Nice.
Canmoore (301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark amber with no head at all. Aroma notes include rich roasted malts, caramel, toffee, spice, and some dark fruits in there also. Tasting notes include toffee, caramel, spice, roasted grains. The palate has a medium body, and a clean finish with very little bitterness.
beer_rookie (19) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I smell spices, cherrry, maybe coffee. There’s a lot going on with the first nosefeel....It is a pretty beer. Color is like overused cooking oil. It poured with little head, but it has pretty thick lacing upon drinking....Taste, it’s complex. Every sip seems to bring out somethinng else. I would argue however that when the taste is too complex, you may find yourself exploring rather than enjoying it.....Mouthfeel is sort of a downer. I would expect more ’body’ from a beer like this. It has a lingering bitterness than eventually finishes sweet, and that’s good, but it just doesn’t feel right.....Overall, it’s a fun beer, and I like it a lot. I always expect Sam Adams to deliver a good beer, and they’ve done it.
mabuzzer (153) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours reddish brown with a white foamy head. Toffee, with a hint of Christmas spice in the aftertaste
X (36) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Its kinda weird, kinda meh, and kinda good. If this didn’t have the name Samuel Adams on the front I really don’t think it would fly.
mikske79 (1267) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Het heeft een mooie helderrode kleur als je het uitschenkt. De geur en de smaak zijn echter een pak minder. Het is een kruidenbier, goed, maar zet dan niet winter lager op de fles want dan verwacht ik iets anders.
Erikh04 (136) - - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Clemson. I am starting to appreciate Sam Adams beers. Very balanced with a nice finish. Will get again.
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MrMeadMan (23) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful orange-copper color with a light tan head. Aroma is not very pronounced. Subtle spices with the orange peel coming through the most. medium body. Overall more dry than sweet vaguely similar to an Octoberfest.
gregwilsonstl (1189) - Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy gold. Some thin lacing. A lot of spices. Coriander. Peppery. Orange zest.