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

Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager

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BA SCORE
82
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4,321 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 4321
Reviews: 1849
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark orangey color, good clarity with a quick to froth carbonation and a decent head retention that leaves some lace behind. Wet spicy aroma, a tad malty with some herbal hop in the nose. Creamy medium body with an ample sweetness from the toasted and caramel malt flavors. Spicing and hops keep it balanced with some cininimon and ginger undetones and a spicy herbal hop bitterness. Finishes a bit sweet with warming spices.

I remember when this beer used to be a little bit bigger, badder and ... well better. It used to be closer to 7% abv and with a lot more brawn you would expect from a bock. Todays version is decent, a good pick if you are going to a house or dinner party and don't want to rock the boat.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 03:33:38 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with freshness info scored on the label.

Appearance: Pours a deep, bright, dark copper beer, topped with an off-white, tight, creamy lace with some stick & stay. Carbonation bubbles are very tight.

Smell: Quite clean for the boasted spices. Musty ginger, orange, faint cinnamon.

Taste: A bit thick, chewy, slick, smooth and malty upfront, with a quick, crisp, carbonation interruption ... smoothing back into a malty / spiced character of caramel, burnt sugar, bold and zesty ginger, cinnamon, toasted malts, sweet orange, orange peel, touch of chocolate, grainy, earthy and a hint of dates. Flash of hop bitterness peaking with the orange/citrus flavours. An alcohol presence/spice helps to round of the flavours, providing balance and a small, but ample, kick. Hop bitterness, overall, is mild and nicely blended with bit of a raw leafy feel that scrubs the palate nearer the end. Finish is dry, a tad grainy with metallic notes.

Notes: Spices are quite distinct, bold and adds another level of complexity to this brew, but without being overwhelming or artificial. Also has a nice warming effect that tends to sneak up on you. A pretty damn tasty winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2002 21:02:49 | More by Todd
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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 4,321 ratings.