00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
pours a reddish amber color with a white head. has a malty aroma with a nice bit of alocohol. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottled - Dark reddish amber in color with a decent off-white head. Malt and spice in the aroma with little in the way of hops. OK, but not one of the better "winters" that are available. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Very good beer, thick. Full of flavor. Dark amber, brown appearance with a medium tan head. Caramel sweet aroma. Definately full of flavor throughout. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 I used to look forward to this one every year back in the 90’s. Now days I find it pleasant but no longer one I will seek out. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a medium brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is sweet, malty, and vaguely spicy. The flavor is sweet, minty and malty. Medium palate. Slightly sour on the aftertaste. Not a bad winter lager. BeerandBlues2 (13706) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Let me say just what a treat it has been to find a Sam Adams Winter Sampler pack in May and it not be skunky. Dark brown brew with a foamy tan head. Malted wheat and fruit aromas. Bitter and wheat flavor. Full and warming palate.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Poured red/orange auburn color, malty aroma. Light on palate. Some fruit /sweetness in the taste almsot like cherries with a little hops near the end. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Hazy reddish brown color with a medium off white head. Honey and malt aroma. Nice sweet honey, malt, and floral flavors with a little hops bite in the finish. Pleasant. 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2004
On Tap. Aroma was hard to pick up in the bar, not much there anyways. Looked good, amber, white head some lacing. Flavor was, in my opinion, kind of gross. Sweet malts and mild hops, but not much of either. The flavor that stuck out to me was like very old rubber that’s obtained that sickly sweet smell. Well designed, not a flavor I can tolerate. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
5.6% ABVBennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
Beautiful amber color. Quite good, mainly characterized by the caramel, with a more clear hoppy note in the aroma and a bold final, but a bit too metallic.
This beer is very filling and has a good amount of alcohol in it. There's nothing to special about it, but nothing really that bad either. It's a decent beer with a smooth taste.