atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Nothing amazing. It looks nice and has some noticable spices. Flavor was smooth and balanced and the mouth feel was probably the best part of the beer. It left a creamy feeling in the mouth. Good beer, but definately not the best winter seasonal I've had recently. jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2004
A complex aroma of spices, including hints of cinnamon. Beautiful copper/amber appearance with a moderate head and lacing. It has a very full set of flavors, spicy and warming. Very good. scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2004
this beer was a tad bit spicy. kinda tasted like ginger and nutmeg. a dark amber? color. smells like nutmeg. not bad fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2004
This is one of the better winter beers I've had. Aromas of fruits and nuts; flavorwise, spices are very apparent, but balance out nicely to leave a nice not-too-bitter and crisp finish AnotherRound (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2004 does not count
This beer totally blew me away! I have drank Sam Adams for many years and don't usually like it when they try changing things up, but this was sensational! An excellent tasting beer that goes down very smooth with a very enriching quality.
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Nice foamy tan head on a clear amber reddish body. Nose is weak, I only sense a litte malt. Is is quite flavorfull with notes of roasted malt, nutmeg, pepper and caramel with a nice alcohol bite to the finish. Smooth. DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 This has a nice palate with festive spices. It was enjoyable but I probably would not buy it but like maybe once a year if that. beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Sam Adams Holiday Sampler case is a wonderful variety! Enjoyable, with a malty tone that accompanies an impressive golden color and smooth finish. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Nice looking beer. Good head and lacing. A decent offering from this "macro micro." Relatively high ABV, especially for a lager, and well hidden. cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2004
This hearty beer was burgundy in color and had hints of caramel and vanilla. This beer leaves a warm feeling when finished.