Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.08/5 rDev -42.1%
So I drank this beer a couple times this year before I decided to review it. In years past I don't remember being quite as disappointed as this year, thus the delay. It poured out like any other dark amber beer with an average head. It smells pretty good. Like a sweet spiced lager might. No overwhelming hops. Just good clean fun.
Taste was where I was severely lost. This years attempt is too spicy and not beery enough. Every sip reminded me of oyster crackers more than beer. Just stale oyster crackers. The spiciness was not so overwhelming, just poorly balanced. The mouthfeel was also quite disappointed, leaving a lingering bad astringent feeling in my mouth. Just disappointing all around and not recommended this year. All in all, it was barely drinkable, even when my palate was worn out severely the first time I had it this season.
01-10-2006 06:57:52 | More by cracgor
2.13/5 rDev -40.7%
I had this on tap a local pub, $2 for a 10oz. glass so we gave it another try.
Same old Sam Adams copper color, same old cinnamon/orange smell. Same old sweet malty sweetness. Where are the hops? Do the brewmasters who I see on TV realize that their products have a soapy sour mouthfeel and aftertaste? No body, thin.
01-14-2012 14:48:02 | More by NiceTaps
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,570 ratings.