zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty with some resiny notes. Flavor is tangy and spicy at the beginning with a very dry middle and a lingering, bitter finish.
MarkBarnes (348) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dec. 27, 2009; 12 oz. bottle (winter sampler pack). Full-bodied winter lager; a slightly-heavier & spiced version of Saranacís Octoberfest. Meh.
weihenweizen (1163) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into shaker. Pours clear amber with half finger that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and caramel malt aroma. Taste is toasted malt and grassy hop finish. Not a fan.
Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was bready malts, a bit sweet and nothing else. Flavor was very bland, munich malts and not much else, very thin.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is medium sweet, berry, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, berry, some caramel, light lager yeast. Light-medium body, light acidity.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the Winter variety 12 pack: Walnut and sweet roasted malt nose, remiscent of maple syrup, but only a little bit. Clear brown, no head. Soapy mouthfeel. Sweet malt flavor, but not cloying. A little tinny. Uninspired for the most part.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and residual sugars. Flavor is sweet malt and cardboard with a weak palate and some sweet grains. Not very tasty at all. This is just bad...
jgb9348 (3962) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear light golden coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of pungent malt, a touch of lemons and not much else. Light-bodied; Strong cardboardie malt flavours with a bit of metal and some light sugars. Stronger pungent malt follows with a little sweetness and a very minor hop taste. Overall, a pretty weak beer, but thatís expected based on where itís coming from. Definitely worth passing up, but only worth sampling when someone hands you one for free. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a Winter 12 pack purchased here in Virginia.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Wow. After the maple porter I thought I must have gotten the worst of the winter pack out of the way. Now Iím just terrified to try the rest. Corn. Creamed corn. Corn syrup. Goddamn government subsidies.