1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

4,613 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,613
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 40
Gots: 254 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Samuel Adams Winter Lager Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,613 | Reviews: 1,850 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jjd315
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

jjd315, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of The_Chewlord
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

The_Chewlord, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of williamv0123
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

williamv0123, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Jetfan247
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Jetfan247, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of FredWho
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

FredWho, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Lupe
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Pour an dark amber-copper color, with a little bit of creamy tan head that leaves wispy rings of sticky lace. Sweet malt aroma with hints of spice - cinnamon and ginger. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Nice toasted malt flavor, with some hints of carmel and dark chocolate. Spices are noticable, but not overpowering, with hints of gingerbread, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Finishes a bit dry with a long lasting spicy gingerbread flavor. Very drinkable and packs a punch that you do not notice or expect. Yummy!

Lupe, Nov 24, 2002
Photo of bwilson1730
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

bwilson1730, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of johnso98
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

johnso98, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of DreamDeath
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
Photo of zachturner39
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

zachturner39, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of fishdog109
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

fishdog109, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of cncbofh
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

12oz bottle. Sampled tested at 50F.

Poured a deep rust color with a decent bubbly lace head. Very clear and crisp looking.

Smelled of christmas around the house. Pumpkin and ginger and cinnamon and Red Hots candy.

Malty cookie-like flavor - very complex and chewy. The wheat is well balanced with the hops and spices. Light on the palate and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Dry Smooth finish.

Keeping me warm during a cold Colorado winter.

cncbofh, Nov 29, 2004
Photo of Yourout630
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Yourout630, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of payte
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

payte, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Chadhowie
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Chadhowie, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of TastyTaste
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Pours a dark red/maroon color, with a very small creamy, off-white head. Good retention from what it had on the pour. Smells very sweet with malt, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Slight cinnamon spiciness present. Taste is very full and rich. Big malt flavors, which give way to roasted malt/chcolate flavors, and closing with honey sweetness. Mouthfeel is very full with carbonation and maltiness. A Good hearty winter brew, maybe not that sessionable, but very good anyways.

TastyTaste, Feb 02, 2005
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Shineonsolar
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Shineonsolar, May 23, 2012
Photo of BigFatPanda
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

BigFatPanda, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of JayQue
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Tried this beer at the company Christmas party. Nice event, sit down dinner and band. The main beer choices were Coors Lite on tap and bottled Budweiser. As soon as they got the Sam Adams tap working, I was on it!!!! Appearance was good. I didn'[t notice a great head but it left some lacing and had a nice coppery/caramel color. Could definitely smell the spices, I'm figuring cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor was nicely balanced between the spices and malt flavor. Nothing too overpowering. The spices were noticible first and then smooth, rich malt and spice flavor. This beer is heavier and has a stronger mouthfeel than what I am used to (lagers, marzens and Pale Ales). It was very drinkable. I would have enjoyed something else to wash down dinner and then switch to this afterwards and just enjoy the rich flavor for it's own sake. I would drink this again.

JayQue, Dec 12, 2005
Photo of StretchZep
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

StretchZep, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Puthoff
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Puthoff, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of leagr
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

leagr, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of bluedelta32
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

bluedelta32, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of twonder23
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

twonder23, Nov 01, 2013
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,613 ratings.