Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.22/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I know Sam Adams is somewhat of a love/hate brewery on this site and I fall more into the 'love' camp. I think they make some damn fine beers, for the most part, especially considering how big they are. I'm a big fan of winter beers, especially spiced ones. Thank goodness for the wide availability of this one, so when I go to places that have mediocre at best selections, this can still usually be found; in the winter that is, of course.
Appearance is a clear dark orange, with a small head and a little lacing. Smell is almost non-existant to me. Taste is something else: quite tasty, obviously on the malty side, with some cinnamon coming through. Seems better then I recall it being in the past. Very smooth on the palate; seems to be going down faster then most beers I drink. Like most good beers, it tastes best as it warms a little. Could stand to be heartier in body and alcohol for a WW, but the way it stands, its quite tasty and drinkable. I'd never refuse one...unless there was something better of course ;)
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2006 03:53:37 | More by BrewMan13
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