Marcmo (16) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You can definitely taste the wheat malt in this brew. It’s almost a dunkel weizen with spices, which isn’t a bad thing, especially knowing that German Dunkelweizen bock is a considered a Christmas beer.
torontojay (23) - 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.
jcnielsen (1309) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty sweet aromas with hints of spices. Cinnamon, spices, malty sweet flavors. Not very much going on with this beer. I won’t bother getting this one again.
klaing (59) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavier body than the regular Sam. Little sweeter. Little bit of vanilla on the aftertaste. Not much going on though.
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Vighals (395) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klar rødbrun med høyt beige skum. Malt karamell. Medium bitter, medium kullsyre. Kort bitter ettersmak
penguinfinity (50) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a little tan head which fades down to a lace after a couple minutes. The aroma is slightly sweet and hard to place. Taste is malty but smooth. Overall I find it above average, but for the "Winter" name I expect more spice or vanilla or something a little extra.
Nero55 (247) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with small tan head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Light body with malt sweetness upfront and notes of cinnamon and caramel.
Beerwarlock (3) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer by any means. Quite drinkable but not so "Wintery". It could use a bit more spice which would also help with the aroma.
gavriend (5) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pour, mid sized head, got a nice look to it. Dark but not too dark. Highly recommended.
hockeyiscdn (1) - CANADA - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome look and a classic winter lager. Many different tastes going on but not in an overbearing way. A rich and robust drink for those cold winter nights.
SilentJo (40) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, nice reddish-gold color. Aroma was hard to identify, but caught some cinnamon aroma. Taste is mellow with hints of cinnamon and other mild spices. Good sipping beer.