konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of the holiday pack. Nice brown color with nice thick white head. Taste of malt wheats and different notes of spices. a good beer.
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Lots of bready biscuty aromas, some coriander holiday spice on the nose, pretty watery palate. Meh.
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the greatest Samuel Adams standard. Pretty accessible, if somebody had this at a poorly planned house party, sure, why not. I’m open, flexible, and young enough, but, hey, I’m not buying this garbage.
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious smooth and creamy, pours almost like a traditional bitter with a full body and head.
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer. It has an amber color and nice white head. Taste is nice and non-offensive. I can’t say the taste is a ton different or sets apart from other lagers. There do seem to be more "holiday" spices in their to qualifythe name as a winter lager. But I think you could really drink it any season you wanted.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid beer by sam adams. Tastes similar to the regular lager by sam adams(which I also like) but with a hint of fruitiness. Not much of a head but a nice bold flavor that matches the aroma.
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
To begin with the beer had a great aroma that hinted at the complexity of flavors that was to come. However, at times the beer seemed too complex, with so many different spices and flavors that it was often hard to process.
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2004 Pours out beautiful amber red color with nice head. Nice malty flavor from the wheat. Nice earthly taste. Still lack on hops!! But, really nice brew. Really enjoy it!! Samuel Adams is the best!!
VTIrishman99 (64) - Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Why do so many people like this beer? I tried one in a bar one day after a few preferred beers, cleansed my palate with some snacks beforehand, and still didn’t think much of it. Expensive to boot... Incidentally, are we supposed to think that Sam Adams was some raging alcoholic or the like? Look at the label.
bythe40 (64) - USA - JAN 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a good seaonal brew. a little spice to it along with the common sam adams fruityness.