Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
4/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Toned copper in color with a touch of haze. The small cream-colored head is tightly beaded and retains fairly well. The lacing is small and broken, the carbonation is fairly lively.
Aroma: Spicy aroma with cinnamon, ginger, candied fruit, and dark bread.
Taste: Opens with a flourish of winter spices and honey, a mild citrus hop presence soon follows. The underlying malt presence is toasty with subtle caramel notes. Towards the finish, the hops assert themselves with a modest metallic bitterness that lingers well past the somewhat dry finish.
Mouth feel: Smooth, but with a slight sting of carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: A solid example of a winter bock, very pleasant.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2002 09:08:42 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
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)
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