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

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4,506 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,506
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 35
Gots: 201 | 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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MaximalC

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent burnt caramel/honey color with a modest cream-colored head that leaves little to no lacing. Aroma is sweet and spicy, but not overbearing. Medium to light bodied, the flavor is malty up front with a complement of seasonal spices. Prickly carbonation makes it difficult to dissect the spice profile, though the bottle mentions cinnamon and ginger. There's also a faint wheatiness lurking beneath the surface as well. Hop flavors are pretty well subdued, which I actually prefer, and the finish manages to subside without any objectionable aftertaste, leaving a sweet, malty stickiness that lingers on the lips. On the whole, Sam Adams Winter Lager is a respectable and easy to drink seasonal brew with enough flavor and complexity to keep you interested for the entire glass.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 02:00:26 | More by MaximalC
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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,506 ratings.