jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Pours dark with a head that doesn’t do much, but leaves behind some very sluggish legs. Taste is strange. Don’t like it much. gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Sticky lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with some banana. Sweet flavor muddled with mild fruit (banana, raisins, etc.) some spice. Wheat is definitely there and so is the strength. Fair on the front and middle but lacking in depth on the finish. Aftertaste is poor and very pronounced which detracts from the overall flavors. Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - NOV 3, 2004
pours a clear dark brown with a light tan head. mild malt aroma. clean thick mouthfeel taste is malt pepper flavor that has a light lemon on the finish. caramel flavor throughout this. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Bottle. Caramel, black pepper, amber malts, alcohol, and some citrus (lemon zest) come out. Slightly sweet in a raisiny kind of way. Great balance of malt, hops, fruit, and spice. beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Color is that of a darker version of sam adams Boston lager, small head-did not last. Laced well. This beer tasted like a richer version of the Boston lager with the addition of some of what is reminiscent of christmas spice and orange. Very enjoyable.
mjg74 (3205) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Pours a dark amber color. Aroma smells sweet and malty. Not alot of depth. Seems to be malty with a little bit of spice. Easy to drink, but not exciting. wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Pours amber brown with a nice head. Aroma is caramel with a little spice. Nice flavor. Slightly sweet with nice spice and good toffee. Could not taste wheat. Thin body. Not what I expect from a Weizen Bock, but I still enjoyed it. MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - OCT 29, 2004
This was OK,but I was expecting a more robust flavor.I sampled a 2003 version in june,and my memory was that it was fairly robust,but I only tried a half a bottle so I could be mistaken.
Orange/red when held to a light.Very malty,and spicey.
I just tried the Goose island Christmas Ale before this,and that was really good stuff.The winter lager was a letdown. CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Dark amber color. Tastes like the lager with a hint of spice. Wouldn’t go out of my way for it. pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle. Pours a nice deep brown and holds a nice creamy head. Aroma of spices and nice malt, even some straw in here. Great malty spicy taste. Sam Adams really does make some good stuff. Nice body and good carb with a wonderful warmth on the swallow. I can’t tell you how many of these we have enjoyed while playing pond hockey here in Western PA. Good solid beer.