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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
81
good

4,485 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,485
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 34
Gots: 188 | 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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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-12-2014 01:51:30 | More by Zetcha7x
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Barbie

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-04-2012 03:31:05 | More by Barbie
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poocheese55


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-18-2013 16:48:45 | More by poocheese55
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grayburn

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

She pours a pretty copper with a decent bone white head. Lacing is pretty good.
I smell the cinnamon, a little malt, and thats about it, the nose is decent, but not strong.
I feel like taste and body wise, this beer only goes about 70 percent of the way there, it has great components that could shine...if only there were a bit more of them. The cinnamon again comes through and offers not only flavor, but astringincy, just not enough of either. This beer is certainly not a bad beer, it just isn't a big enough beer. That being said, however, I could drink quite a few of them.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2009 16:59:46 | More by grayburn
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DoomVM

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-14-2014 23:14:04 | More by DoomVM
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fox227

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-08-2014 23:32:44 | More by fox227
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-12-2013 21:01:59 | More by LoveStout
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mttdls

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-19-2012 18:32:29 | More by mttdls
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-24-2013 21:35:25 | More by aqualung23
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear copper with a tight, compact off-white head.

S: Grassy hops, Christmas spices, and dark malts are very much in evidence on the nose. Not nearly as complex as I remember.

T: Notes of orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, dark bread, heavy cream, caramel, roasted nuts, and grassy, lemony hops wash across the palate. The finish is spicy and oddly prickly with notes of nuts, grassy hops, and spices.

M: Full bodied, dry, and bubbly. Has a ponderous, cumbersome feel to it that renders it less than drinkable.

O: The concept behind this beer is novel, but as a product, it doesn't come together (at least not this year). In years past, this beer was a winter staple for me, but this year I think I'll find something else.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 20:32:08 | More by mrfrancis
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-29-2012 06:44:42 | More by twelveinches
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benloho

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-29-2014 18:59:16 | More by benloho
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-29-2013 23:18:29 | More by SonOfKyuss
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mecmd

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-09-2012 04:54:54 | More by mecmd
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-21-2012 05:03:29 | More by Gatordaddy
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jwillcourt

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Bright, amber color. Very clear. Lots of rising bubbles. Two-inch, tight white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of sticky lacing left by the head. Not much lacing as I drink it. Head is easily resurrected with a swirl of the glass.

S/T - Yeasty, bread aroma. No trace of winter spices in the smell. Light flavor. Sweet caramel malt. Slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste. The winter spices are barely present in the flavor too, which is more refreshing and appreciated.

M/D - Light-bodied. Lively carbonation. No lingering effects. Very drinkable. Refreshing alternative to heavier winter ales.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 19:31:09 | More by jwillcourt
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-03-2012 17:35:06 | More by PaulsBrew
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-20-2012 19:28:02 | More by andrewkgray91
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-06-2012 12:29:42 | More by FrankShirley
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-06-2014 14:55:25 | More by ToddHolder
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a super clear ruby/orange with white head.

The smell is malt with a slight earthiness.

The taste is pretty much all malt with a slight spice although nothing really jumps out. A good taste but very one dimensional even with the spices.

Decent beer that's easy to drink, but nothing really jumps out as "Winter" to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 02:54:37 | More by Eriktheipaman
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jimmyjazzercise

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-01-2013 05:03:27 | More by jimmyjazzercise
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pvsob

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-04-2013 18:57:25 | More by pvsob
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DoppelB1

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-13-2013 22:57:32 | More by DoppelB1
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deonreds

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-28-2012 21:41:34 | More by deonreds
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,485 ratings.