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

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BA SCORE
81
good

4,492 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,492
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 34
Gots: 190 | 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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Frostyglass

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-29-2014 23:29:59 | More by Frostyglass
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silvanus

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -44.3%

02-19-2012 04:49:29 | More by silvanus
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -44.3%

03-20-2013 23:35:01 | More by BGsWo22
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OregonMicrobrew

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44.3%

02-19-2012 21:01:12 | More by OregonMicrobrew
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Kalel


2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-24-2012 23:09:19 | More by Kalel
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

04-09-2012 20:33:11 | More by smartassboiler
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-06-2011 04:01:31 | More by spoonhawk
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harrylee773

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-23-2011 03:40:10 | More by harrylee773
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BigT0406

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-14-2012 07:57:40 | More by BigT0406
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producerchris82


2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-21-2013 21:32:34 | More by producerchris82
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cnoechel

West Virginia

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-14-2014 23:39:30 | More by cnoechel
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

2/5  rDev -44.3%

02-03-2012 15:37:31 | More by JohnBeerRun
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sobapan

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-02-2012 07:18:40 | More by sobapan
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ely2000k

California

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-29-2011 06:56:26 | More by ely2000k
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44.3%

04-11-2014 23:04:36 | More by leftoverburrito
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fbloise77

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-08-2012 15:41:46 | More by fbloise77
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KGarrett

New York

2/5  rDev -44.3%

11-16-2011 01:40:24 | More by KGarrett
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TicoCali

California

2/5  rDev -44.3%

11-16-2011 08:04:17 | More by TicoCali
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

11-24-2011 05:16:59 | More by JustinMatthew
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GolamKovach

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-25-2011 03:06:19 | More by GolamKovach
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-28-2012 17:32:38 | More by Jamesthebrit
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cracgor

Texas

2.08/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2006 06:57:52 | More by cracgor
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.13/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 14:48:02 | More by NiceTaps
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

04-09-2013 17:12:10 | More by Schlafly33
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gshoes3

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

11-10-2012 00:20:16 | More by gshoes3
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,492 ratings.