Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I had this on tap at "The Melting Pot" before New Year's Eve dinner with my wife.
A: Poured a crystal clear reddish-brown color (actually more red than brown), with about a finger's worth of head and moderate carbonation.
S: Sweet and bready, with a huge amount of refreshing and slightly toasted malt scent.
T: The sweetness almost reminded me of the type you would get from fresh beets. Even though the sweet element was very present, there was a bit of breadiness and slipperiness that made this refreshing to the 10th power. This was like a mini-Doppelbock!
M: Sweet for sure, but not overbearingly so. The carbonation was perfect for the style, and drinking this one on the cold side (but only slighly so) definitely aided in giving this one a crispness (IMO of course).
D: I could honestly drink this all day long. Many have stated in forums that this brew was not what it used to be.... etc..etc...etc. That may be so, but I can't speak to that. All I know is that the brew I just had (and have had many times this winter season) was excellent!
Serving type: on-tap
01-02-2011 04:09:38 | More by Chaney
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