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