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

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BA SCORE
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4,484 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,484
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 34
Gots: 188 | 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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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%

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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%

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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%

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cornpone

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2012 18:29:03 | More by cornpone
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Vogey77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-25-2013 16:56:52 | More by Vogey77
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-18-2011 05:30:01 | More by cadaugherty
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Glopez

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-07-2012 00:59:47 | More by Glopez
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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poogas

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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rbmjr1

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-02-2013 14:57:18 | More by creepinjeeper
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,484 ratings.