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Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager

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4,492 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,492
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 34
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a dark wheat bock. Bock beers are traditionally strong dark lagers.

This beer is a lager, and hence not a Weizenbock (an ale).

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001)
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AAG

Texas

3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cold bottle into a standard pint glass. Didn't get a chance to sample this "Winter Lager" during the winter months but the end of March will have to be good enough! Bottle marked with "enjoy before May."

Appearance - Dark, honey color; can barely see through it but not entirely opaque; nice 2-finger head which dissipated nicely leaving impressive frothing on the edges of the pint-glass throughout.

Smell - Smells very nice; mix of ginger, spices, orange-zest; a little bit of cinnamon. Very impressive smell.

Taste - Thick, almost creamy; a perfect winter beer; leaves a warm feeling in your mouth; tastes a little bit like honey and ginger; can't really identify the cinnamon that I thought I smelled before taking my first sip.

Mouthfeel - Very nice; smooth on the palate; refreshing and warm; don't love the aftertaste.

Overall - For an easily accessible beer that falls into the "pop" category, I am very impressed. Great tasting beer; smooth; warm; spicy, and refreshing. An easy sell for those not willing to venture into more adventurous beers. Nice work, Sam...

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 00:48:20 | More by AAG
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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,492 ratings.