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

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Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager

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BA SCORE
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4,482 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,482
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 33
Gots: 187 | FT: 0
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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hicks1784

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-24-2012 03:41:11 | More by hicks1784
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BeerNut78

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +39.3%

01-25-2012 03:07:18 | More by BeerNut78
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Hilltop1215

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +39.3%

06-05-2012 20:20:52 | More by Hilltop1215
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McJeebie

Texas

5/5  rDev +39.3%

02-02-2012 22:41:13 | More by McJeebie
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Halo31

New York

5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-21-2013 00:53:46 | More by Halo31
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-05-2011 21:35:33 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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VirtueVsVice

Illinois

5/5  rDev +39.3%

01-07-2013 16:54:23 | More by VirtueVsVice
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-25-2011 19:48:55 | More by MaddDogg84
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suglis

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An excellent beer with some slight fruity overtones.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2001 15:25:39 | More by suglis
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kdawg105

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the perfect brew for the season! TIZ the season for these winter ales. Anyway the beer looks kinda of a caramel color and very inviting the smell is kinda light you can surely pick out the hops mixed with sweet malts for its finish. The mouthfeel is nice very balanced and it is an overall great beer for the season. Grab one while you can!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 23:19:18 | More by kdawg105
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pauleyh

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sam Adams does it once again. i will admit that i am a very big fan of their beers specially for a high end beer with such a beautiful colorful top, the body presents a beautiful amber color. it's smell of orange ginger and grounded cinnamon. the taste is smooth very refreshing experience, its not lame or dry. this kind of beer will creep up on you. you cant drink real fast or down them you got to take exceptional sips to enjoy its lusty aroma. i will admit it is one of my favorite seasonals yet.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 14:44:33 | More by pauleyh
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Tee76

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Dark amber color with a thick tannish white head.

S: Very malty and spicy, cinnamon and ginger are present.

T: DAMN good!! the taste is full of spices... molasses, ginger and cinnamon being the most present.

M: Full bodied and smooth, very rich and warming on the palate

D: Very High, one of the best tasting Winter beers i have ever had the pleasure of drinking.This beer is full flavored and goes down nicely. Only downfall is.... it's a seasonal beer

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 02:27:05 | More by Tee76
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Ben_From_AZ


4.84/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite beer of all. I wish it was not a seasonal brew. It flies of the store shelves. The flavor is stronger than the regular Boston Lager and the taste is pleasant without feeling heavy. I like lagers so this hits the spot. Please Mr. Adams consider making this a year round brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 08:04:48 | More by Ben_From_AZ
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this rather roughly (intentionally) to get a good 2-finger head. Just hoping to get a good aroma release, I was not disappointed with the caramel and spices and a bit of citrusy hops before the head quickly melted away.

Color is a reddish iced-tea color, with bubbles quickly forming on the bottom and sides of the glass.

The solid carbonation gives it a crisp edge, but the good caramel malt character keeps it in check. It is not overly sweet and the following hop component is light enough to offend only the most inexperienced palate.

Good balance and full bodied without being heavy. Enough flavor to endure all evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2003 10:20:57 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Colin108

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Samuel Adams is a wonderful beer during the holiday season. It is probably the best beer during the holiday season. It is a malt beverage which is what makes it even better. It is Cinnamon flavored. It is only available in small beer stores for a limited amount of time. I wait all year around for this to come out. It may be the best Samuel Adams seasonal beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 05:07:46 | More by Colin108
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dji43466

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

11-27-2012 03:23:45 | More by dji43466
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n0315

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A nice amber color on to pour with a soft and kinda stickey head. Has a nice aroma of spices and what seems to be roasted hops. Maybe some maple taste on the drink with a kick of hops which goes down nice and smooth. Finish is a nice roastedness with a bit of a kick added to it. A nice brew some the winter months and something I look foward to often. Sam Adams once again proves to be the best american advertised beer brewer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 05:17:42 | More by n0315
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FlatRabbitRed

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I once heard a story about this beer that went like this: " Samuel Adams Winter Lager is the same beer as Samuel Adams Octoberfest, they just change the labels". The story came up from a relative over a holiday meal, and he was a bartender for Famous Daves Barbeque. I told him he was full of s***, and that probably his boss told him that to switch tap handles to sell the winter lager faster.

Malty, Harvest notes.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 15:16:17 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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WOSean

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

05-03-2014 15:02:35 | More by WOSean
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timwmccann


4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

12-22-2012 22:40:51 | More by timwmccann
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Vpr5002


4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

03-28-2012 18:30:54 | More by Vpr5002
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rednumberfourty

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

01-06-2014 20:24:29 | More by rednumberfourty
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jcmittag


4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

09-09-2012 15:59:26 | More by jcmittag
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JonSzakelyhidi

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

01-14-2013 04:47:08 | More by JonSzakelyhidi
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VaTarheel


4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

12-28-2012 18:27:31 | More by VaTarheel
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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