Jabah (760) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2018
Grabbed this in the Winter Variety Pack, so tried it for the 2nd and 3rd time. Updating it just a tad now. Appearance is a lighter brown. They call this "Lager" but listing it as a bock here. Tastes sort of like a Dunkel...I'm all confused!! Spicy and malty though, not too much hops but just enough to offset a bit. I like this better than the White Ale, which I wasn't sure of. Could be one of their better brews. This reminded me of a lighter version of Beck's Dark...or something in between regular Beck's and Beck's Dark....Beck's Medium azzurro (606) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2018
I have a sweet tooth for barley wine, this is for me better than any lager, but a poor barley wine. vomit (306) - USA - FEB 27, 2018
Well if this is the tripe that they have for winter, sign me up with our ursine kin, the bears: I'm gonna hibernate this season away, awake in the spring and drown my sorrows with Blatz. That's how I roll, or not. GarageBrewer80 (817) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2018 Flaska från SB. Mörk, bärnstensfärgad kulör med smutsvit skumkrona. Pepprig doft av gran, knäck och lite pumpa. Torr och halvsöt kropp. Smak av knäck, tall, peppar, kåda och anis. cmacklin (1486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2018
On tap. Pours a clear red-copper with a small, creamy, long lasting, ecru head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet, spicy aroma of toasted malt, caramel, cinnamon, ginger and orange peel. Sweet, spicy flavour of bready malt, caramel, ginger, cinnamon, clove and orange peel with a bitter finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
Foffern (2145) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2018
On tap at Newark Airport, New York. Pours a clear mahogany colour with a creamy beige head. Malty aroma of leather, bread, fudge and grass. Flavour of cloves, leather, caramel and bread crust. Has a slick mouth feel, light to medium body and a light bitterness. A malty and balanced lager with a nice spicy touch. thebeerbandit (91) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Had with Mark and Sarah on an improvised beer night. Look: almost opaque with a tan head.
Look: clear copper without much head. I like the Christmas tree label.
Nose: malty/lager smell with slight hops
Taste: follows the smell + some cinnamon/warm spices
Palate: medium/ mouthfeel and goes down easy
Overall: Good flavor but not as assertive as it could be. Definitely not my favorite from Sam Adams. Ktwse (5907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Pours clear amber with low off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread and citrus. Taste is sweet, toffee and caramel through to the finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation. laand78 (150) - Tibro, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle 5,5% color is amber with a medium white head. Aroma was not easy but taste was fruity and fresh with a nice and sweet aftertaste and well balanced
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jobe977 (205) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle (5,6%). Amber with medium head. Aroma is malty with some sweetness. Taste is great with orange, malt and slight notes of chocolate sweetness. Nice finish. Pleasant beer!