Samuel Adams Winter Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.2/5 rDev +17%
Got this beer in a Samuel Adams winter classics 24-pack.
Poured into a pint glass, it is a nice dark burnt orange color with a nice frothy head.
Smell is malty with a spicy kick to it as well. Also has notes of orange peels and caramel.
Taste is very mild with notes of roasted malts and wheats, and has hops and the spices kick in at the end to make my mouth pucker and want some more.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and they keep the carbonation very suttle.
I am going to be consuming a lot of these during this winter, its only October.
10-22-2006 23:40:07 | More by MrHolland
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
A - Dark red with a small offwhite head that leaves some lacing.
S - Light spiciness, maybe some orange peel, floral hops like regular Boston Lager.
T - Very very smooth but basically tastes like a muted Boston Lager. Just a touch of spiciness, not really detecting the cinnamon but something in there. As it warms a nice maltiness comes out.
D - Pretty drinkable because its smooth and light but nothing interesting. I was hoping for more.
12-27-2008 19:49:01 | More by MarzenMan
4.08/5 rDev +13.6%
appearance - dark clear orange with a small head and no lace.
smell - faint aroma of spice and cinnamon.
taste - sweet malts upfront with faint cinnamon in the back, then it finishes with some slight hop bitterness. nice flavors, with nothing really over powering
mouthfeel - clean and crisp
drinkability - great, really easy to go through a six pack each with some good company.
01-10-2009 06:31:52 | More by baseballrock
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
Had this one at TGI Fridays on tap. There was a nice creamy head that stayed with the beer as you drank it down. Dark copper color with tan head.
Sweet malts and hops smells which come through in the taste. I like the carbonation and smoothness of this brew. One thing about Sam Adams beers is that they are full bodied - you can tell they take time in the brewing.
11-26-2008 21:53:28 | More by kingothewoods
4.33/5 rDev +20.6%
Had a couple pints of this beer at dinner an thoroughly enjoyed it.
A. Dark, reddish brown color. Kind of bright looking. Not much head or lacing.
S. Roasted malt aroma and a little clove. Some slight hop scents as well. Kind of nutty.
T. Spiced up and malty. Roasted malt and cinnamon. Maybe nutmeg, caramel and maple flavors. Very good beer.
M. Kind of a heavy brew. There is a long aftertaste that is very pleasant. Pretty dry as well.
D. This beer tastes like Christmas. It is really good and goes down easily. I think that I will get it in my kegerator next year.
12-15-2009 05:18:25 | More by californiakulak
4.35/5 rDev +21.2%
Poured into the Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.
A - Pours a dark, deep ruby color. Thick head which dissipates after a while, and leaves behind plenty of lacing.
S - Malty with subtle notes of hops and spices. This is gonna be a great one.
T - Very robust flavor of malt with notes of spices and a bit of citrus. Subtle hop notes as well.
M - Full bodied and bold, perfect for winter. Just the right amount of carbonation.
D - A very nice session beer.
Samuel Adams continues to amaze. Winter Lager is fantastic.
12-12-2010 05:01:18 | More by HockeytownBrew
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
Poured from 12oz bottle into 8oz taster glass
A - Clear amber in color with a one inch head.
S - smells of malts. also very bready. some spiciness as well but overall not getting a ton off the scent
T - light hops at the beginning followed by roasted malt and bread flavor. A little kick of spiciness at the end.
M - light to medium bodied but well-carbonated for this style of bock
Overall - honestly a little plain. nothing really stands out all that much. not a bad beer at all, but nothing exceptional.
12-23-2012 05:27:04 | More by kshizzle101
3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured form a 12 ounce bottle notched "May". Pours clear, dark amber, with 1finger light caramel head that persisted until about half the pour was gone. Gorgeous curtains of fine bubbles- Perhaps this looked so good because I had just driven 240 miles...Nose is malt and gingerbread.
It tastes of sweet malts and spices, crackers and fruits, just enough hops to offset the sweetness. Some spiciness in the mix. Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation up front, then creamy, with nice finish. Very drinkable
12-04-2004 05:22:46 | More by babydoc
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
This seasonal is a dark wheat lager is always a favorite of mine, like many winter lagers.
-The bottle is an ordinary Sam Adams style kept original. Poured a translucent red amber color with a ½ inch head into my chalice. The nose is a malty hop. At first taste I notice the malt with an excellent hop blend and spices, enough to have a ginger-like taste. After savoring the glass for a bit you notice the definite raisin characteristic.
I really enjoy this lager because you can enjoy it as a sipper or another regular. Very smooth character and highly drinkable. This lager makes you rethink your stereotyping of BIG beer companies. Sam Adams sticks to its roots.
05-09-2006 23:52:56 | More by bodybyadam
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
A- Dark red with a brown tint. Head was 2 fingers of foamy off white color. No real lacing. Head retention good.
S- Malts and a few spices such as cinnamon.
T- Very malty, no real hop presence. Some very unidentifiable spices in the background.
M- Very easy on the mouth, not too thick, not too thin. Leaves no aftertaste.
D- Easy to drink, although the lack of hops makes it harder for me to drink this beer. May give it a shot again some day, but only as a last resort.
12-18-2008 13:43:52 | More by tadowdaddy
3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
Had this on tap at a Marriott hotel bar in NJ.
A: Dark red/almost brown color.
S: Definitely picking up those "winter" spices. Seems like cloves, cinnamon, etc. Also getting that bready malt smell.
T: Good spice integration and malt profile. Just seems like what a winter beer should taste like.
M: Medium-bodied - nothing too distinctive here.
D: I generally don't classify winter beers as exceedingly drinkable, but this one is fairly sessionable, as far as winter beers go.
01-19-2010 22:35:51 | More by rosmhuire
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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