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

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BA SCORE
81
good

4,503 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,503
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 34
Gots: 195 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: this is a dark amber colored beer with some transparency, not much head on the pour, and it sticks around for a little bit afterwards. This is not what i remember from previous yrs, but i'll take a swig.

Smell: i can smell the alcohol when i first put it under my nose with hints of malt and hops. This doesn't smell too appetizing.

Taste: A very earthy taste, i can taste nuts and the malt. Alcohol finishes it off.

Mouthfeel: very little carbonation, and not very thick beer, which makes for a good combination.

Overall: this is very disappointing. I was expecting more out of this brew. I remember really enjoying it last yr, and this is not what i remember.

Serving type: bottle

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

03-21-2014 16:58:14 | More by Chris00710
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Varzo

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

First bottle of this season.

A: clear reddish tea, one finger head that dissipates fast with very small lacing.

S: slight cinnamon, some orange and not much else

T: first taste is alcohol, followed by subdued favors that I can't quite pinpoint

M: lighter feel than most winter lagers

O: this is better than your basic store bought beer but somewhat lacking in flavor against other winter lagers. I personally think that this beer is lacking compared to the last few season's lots. Almost seems like Sam Adams faked this one a bit.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,503 ratings.