Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle; standard Boston Beer Company "for brewery-fresh taste, purchase before month notched" warning on the bottom label's left edge; no ABV %; purchased on sale from Ralph's for a stellar $7.99/12.
Appearance: Dark, brownish orange hue with faint hints of red; good to very good clarity; huge, batter-like head -- at least with a rough pour; a good d-cup's worth of lace; good but not great head retention.
Aroma: Lightly of nutmeg and orange peel but primarily of sweet malt; slightly phenolic.
Taste: Mainly of a sweet, molasses-like malt presence; spicy, phenolic thrust; mild hop bitterness; secondary flavor characteristics include notes of cinammon, nutmeg and orange peel; medium bodied with a slightly creamy, prickly mouthfeel.
Notes: A mixed bag for me; sweetness can be cloying if you're not in the mood for it.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2003 06:43:43 | More by Mustard
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4.66/5 rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Sampled tonight on 3/12/14 though I last had this on draught in January at a local bar * grill. From their seasonal 'Winter Sampler" (or comes in a 6-pack). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.
Pours a nice dark amber in color with about a half of a finger off-white head that settles down to a thing layer on top and sides. Lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of caramel malts with a few spices. The taste of the caramel malts comes right though with some toffee, cinnamon and nutmeg. Very tasty with perfect carbonation. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. One of the better Sam Adam's seasonals.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 01:29:18 | More by BeerWithMike
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 4,271 ratings.