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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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5,341 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,341
Reviews: 1,928
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 68
Gots: 752 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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).
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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great copper tone, full, sturdy head with great staying power, the spices in the smell and flavor were not overpowering by any means, I just didn't like em, I guess I just like hops and malt, I don't want my beer tasting at all like a pumpkin pie, also there was a sour note in the aftertaste that really bugged me

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clean dark amber/mahogany color with a rich and creamy head

S: sweet malty scent with hints of cinnamon and ginger. To some this may be perceived as fruity.

T: this beer contains some added spices that really come through. The cinnamon is just a background spice, and the ginger gives a holiday feel. These spices blend nicely into the strong maltiness of this beer. This is definitely a cold weather beer.

M: Full-bodied and smooth. There is a definite warming sensation upon the swallow

D: The is a very drinkable brew, I can see why it's a winter lager though because its warming and it would make you sweat on a hot day!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear dark ruby color with a one finger off-white head.

S - Malts are whats most presence along with a slight caramel.

T - Caramel, some spice, very malt forward didn't get really any hops at all although there is a slight citrus taste in there somewhere but not much at all.

M - Light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

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Reviewed from notes.

A - Orange-brown with 2 finger pillowy head. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Citrus, lemon, orange, clove, cinnamon.

T - Biscuity with a hint of cherry flavor as it warms. Prominent lemon zest and some nutmeg.

M - Light body, slight stickiness. Nothing especially remarkable.

O - Good seasonal variation on the ubiquitous Boston lager. Nothing spectacular, but solid. I'll definitely enjoy this brew again next winter.

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Taste is similar to the aroma, the caramel and the trademark strong hoppiness of Sam Adams. Toasted malt as well. Fairly mellow and plain going down, also quite tart. However clean and clear while being easy to drink. This is an updated review from almost 2 years ago, and I know find this beer much better than before.

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