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

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BA SCORE
81
good

5,267 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 5,267
Reviews: 1,913
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 65
Gots: 654 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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).
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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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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 5,267 ratings.