Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Khad:
3.95/5 rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
What a pleasant brew! This was poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was remarkable with a deep caramel color, almost like a fine cognac. The head doesn't stick around long and their isn't much lacing but not a big deal. The scent is a lot like the taste, very balanced with very very light citrus and some other spices which Sam Adams claims cinnamon among, although it isn't easy to pick up anything specific. I actually got some ginger and something of a coriander scent although I doubt it's actually in the beer but that's fine I like coriander. The mouth-feel is pleasant and full....not too water and not too creamy, like I said balance was their aim here. The taste is very pleasant with a bouquet of spices and notes, none of which jump out at you, but I think that's why this recipe works so well. Hints of ginger and orange for sure and you will get some cinnamon on the taste, something I didn't get from the scent. This is a very very smooth beer and this is something anyone can enjoy. Some of the more "refined" beer snobs might be a bit disappointed with the "lack" of complexity or boldness but putting this in perspective as a fine seasonal brew, I think it's pretty damn good and would recommend this to anyone.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 05:11:27 | More by Khad
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