Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly cloudy, reddish brown pour with a very small fully diminishing off white head. Inviting medium intensity nose with aromas of malt, hops, and sweetness. Medium to high intensity, with medium coarse body, medium aftertaste, with a round, creamy, texture. There is an acid salty flavor reminding me of Soya Sauce on rice. Also, there is some light bitterness, light spice, sweet, caramel notes with a slight bitter finish. Rich well balanced quality. Appreciated.
just1otherguy (25) - USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark amber beer with a spiced, yeasty and malty aroma. This beer is very similar to the Boston Lager only with a spiced flavor. I highly recommend it.
Stonebrook (25) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had about a half dozen different variety’s of Sam’s and this is my personal favorite. A very carmely smell and taste to it, very smooth and sweet going down. They go down to easy, so be careful. If you have the chance, buy it.
foxvol33 (25) - USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites. Probably my second favorite Sam Adams seasonal. Great flavor.
rbod (25) - Davie, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the spicy flavor of this one. I remember it being pretty thick, but very tasty. Not exactly a beer you want to drink in quantity though.
crisp500 (24) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer with a bit of a bite to it. Hoppy with an interesting aroma. I was surprised. I enjoy this more than their Boston Lager. A fine beer.
garv (24) - dalton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sam Adams' best Winer Lager to date. This was a great year; smooth, complex and a healthy dose of alcohol to keep you warm. A suprisingly complex flavor profile not typical of a Sam Adams which makes each bottle a joy to drink. I've been buying up the last of all the local supplies and I don't want to see this winter end.
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice frothy head, which dissipated within a minute. The color is a deep, dark amber, bordering on red. Flavor falls flat; I expect more hop finishing, I guess. Unremarkable, and not as good as SAWLs past.
Davyw79 (24) - Co. Meath, IRELAND - APR 12, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
i was disappointed in this one, was a bit of a let down. heard many good things but it just wasn’t for me. bit on the sweet side
torontojay (24) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok on tap, but nothing special for the style. Nicely balanced flavour bur not exceptional. Another good Sam Adams but not their best.