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

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BA SCORE
81
good

4,619 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,619
Reviews: 1,851
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 40
Gots: 255 | 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).

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Retta123, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Keithstone44
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Perfect Pint:

A: Dark-amber with a beautiful 2-finger cream-colored head; little to no lacing.

S: Citrusy and astringent, with notes of cinnamon

T: Orange gets through the most, whilst the cinnamon and ginger are barely discernible.

M: A little watered-down for my liking, but the carbonation holds the beer up well.

O: Average beer, and probably my least favorite from the winter pack. The combination of flavors just didn't appeal to me.

Keithstone44, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of lufra1983
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

lufra1983, Dec 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

TheBossMan24, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

BluFenderStrat07, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

bigflu, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Justinn13, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

RDP87, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

dedmiston33, Jan 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

katterbe, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of cedricwarner
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lovely copper color, creamy head and spicy wheat malt aroma. Some mild roasted malts with the spices coming through a bit. Just a touch of hops. Mouthfeel is not too thick, not too thin. Pretty drinkable, I'd have a few of these.

Not an everyday sort of beer, but another solid brew from Samuel Adams, and one that I enjoy a six pack or so of just about every winter.

I'm not too sure of classifying this as a bock due to the wheat malt and spices used.

cedricwarner, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of ntillemans
4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. I've had it right out of the bottle and also out of my Duvel glass.

A - Clear amber-red with a thin layer of head that laces the glass with tiny bubbles

S - Very malty/fruity...mostly malty...no alcohol nose.

T - Nicely balanced. This one has a clean finish. The bitter battles the maltiness and neither offends.

M - There's a nice tingle on the tongue and a slight bitterness in the back of the throat.

D - This one's highly drinkable. I'm not a big Sam Adams fan; but this one will find me coming back for more.

Cheers.

ntillemans, Feb 02, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

desaironak, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

jgknittel, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Stunmai, Nov 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

GolamKovach, Dec 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Putter, Feb 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

halftrowel, Jan 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Lifsabch, Sep 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

SamanthaMarieee9, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

err122, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

gnats, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

ddanforth12, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

ravenlynne, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

klub24, Sep 01, 2014
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,619 ratings.