Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Not a bad tasting beer. Sometimes I have to remind myself that SA isn't a macro brew, and they do produce a decent beer. This Winter Lager is an example of that, having a smooth spicy body with only a slightly rough finish. That finish, plus the aroma which I find generally unpleasant, is what keeps this from being a solid 4.0/good beer for me. All in all, the taste is good, as is the drinkability. Plus it looks good. So it's got that going for it, which is nice.
Second bottle of this reinforces what I thought on the first. It's not exceptionally smooth. It's not entirely rough, but it doesn't have smooth edges, as they say. A slight hoppy bitterness on the mid-late body gives it an interesting delivery on the spices. I'm not refined enough to say what those spices are - suffice it to say that they're patently winter-esque without being overly so, like this year's Anchor winter offering was. Some taste maltiness in this, which I get mostly in the finish. Again, a decent beer. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2006 01:40:31 | More by normZurawski
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