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

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Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager

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BA SCORE
81
good

4,495 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,495
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 34
Gots: 193 | 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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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-01-2012 00:54:27 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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foremanspike


4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-18-2014 00:08:00 | More by foremanspike
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M27

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-20-2011 03:20:22 | More by M27
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geaux750

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-25-2014 04:03:40 | More by geaux750
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-24-2012 18:27:08 | More by sweisel80
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icanhazbeer


4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-25-2012 00:47:49 | More by icanhazbeer
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Stratocat0

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-10-2012 14:25:24 | More by Stratocat0
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adams sensory pint glass.

Workin' my way through the Winter Styles pack. This one pours a nice clear dark ruby brown topped by nearly a finger of ecru foam. The nose comprises caramel, light roasted malts, light milk chocolate, rye bread, and orange zest. The taste is very similar, but a bit spicier: Newcomers nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, and cola add some complexity to the flavor, but seem to somewhat overshadow the other parts. Or, rather, it comes in phases. However you prefer to hear it, everything doesn't mesh perfectly. Yeah. The body is a nice medium, with a moderate carbonation and a semi-grainy feel. Overall, a very nice brew, one that could use some tweaking, but is still an easy and enjoyable drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 03:49:34 | More by TMoney2591
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zzurn


4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-08-2013 07:27:37 | More by zzurn
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance
Brownish red with 1 finger of head. Moderate carbonation and excellent clarity.

Nose
Caramel, bread and brown sugar.

Taste
Caramel drizzled bread with touches of molasses and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Simple and delicious. Sam Adam's has always done good with the Bocks.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 18:22:38 | More by justintcoons
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Mcallaghan04

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-24-2012 01:01:31 | More by Mcallaghan04
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-03-2012 21:58:02 | More by Hanzo
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-26-2011 14:57:03 | More by ROGUE16
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Andreji

Colombia

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appropriately named, I had this one recently on tap in some bar in NY (can't remember the name of the place).

Pour is thick coke-like tone sort of expected for a winter one. small head but generous on the lacing, apparently a constant thus far.

Smell is very subtle, i expected this one to be a bit more aggressive i guess. malty, some liquor sweetness to it. hops aren't a major thing here.

Taste is mostly sweet and- at risk of being corny- warming. it is very coherent with the season and plays sweet and kind to the palate, thick bodied with a kind of grainy feel. alcohol is generally well hidden although comes out from time to time. very smooth creamy bitter end.

very drinkable and well balanced for the winter, but there's better stuff out there for the cold.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2010 16:26:56 | More by Andreji
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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 21:25:09 | More by Jstark5150
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Steamer

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-04-2013 02:48:17 | More by Steamer
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-30-2011 20:56:38 | More by NickyDee21
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sammyt728

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-19-2013 23:19:04 | More by sammyt728
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Ron860

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-04-2013 02:07:53 | More by Ron860
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-26-2011 17:48:51 | More by nmann08
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SlamLord

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-16-2013 02:37:22 | More by SlamLord
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-01-2012 22:38:06 | More by goalie35
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From backlog.) On-tap at Carraba's. Looking at the pour, it seems just like Boston Lager: bronze liquid with a smallish ecru cap, and radiant translucence. There is a small amount of hop character in the nose, which plays out as fruity-floral and spicy on the palate, atop a dry and biscuity malt base. Again, I see very little difference between this and Boston Lager. Nice feel, very crisp. Easy drinking overall, although I prefer BBCSABL over BBCSAWL.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 04:57:53 | More by ktrillionaire
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rhm210

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-06-2011 14:17:32 | More by rhm210
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-03-2011 05:35:15 | More by sparx1100
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,495 ratings.