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

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BA SCORE
81
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5,147 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 5,147
Reviews: 1,887
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 63
Gots: 523 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Well not a bock beer on my account to light smell nothing taste cranberry and water beer sucks sorry Sam worst beer ever had from Sam Addams good getting drunk that's itI'm very Upset With this Sam don't let it happen again !!

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look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Source/Serving: 12oz. Bottle

Smell: Artificial brown sugar, strong medicinal/herbal note which doesn't really match with the assertive coriander spiciness. This is a bit of a train wreck with strong roastiness and a dark dankness - like an old cellar.

Taste: Thin and artificial. Nondescript maltiness up front that quite bland and flavorless but not super sweet. In the middle the carbonation becomes more prevalent and there is a lifeless ripe fruit flavor with a banana edge and faint spices. Finish is short, semisweet, and spicy.

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1.65/5  rDev -54%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Side of from label notched Enjoy before April.

Appearance - Clear medium amber body. Pours two finger off-white head with good stick and decent retention.

Smell - Malty. Seasonal spices. Perhaps vanilla or cinnamon? Maybe even some Pumpkin. Can't quite pinpoint it, but it's not bad.

Taste - Spicy. Metallic. Very bitter and metallic. Unpleasant all around. Hopefully the bottle meant April 2012 and not 2011...

Mouthfeel - Acidic. Astringent. Some frothiness from the head. Perhaps even light to medium bodied... but I can't focus on anything but the acidity and astringency.

Overall Drinkability - This has to be the worst beer I've had from Sam Adams. Usually they get decent scores from me, but not this time around!

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 5,147 ratings.