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

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BA SCORE
81
good

4,672 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,672
Reviews: 1,851
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 43
Gots: 283 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

TheInfamousElGuapo, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance
Brownish red with 1 finger of head. Moderate carbonation and excellent clarity.

Nose
Caramel, bread and brown sugar.

Taste
Caramel drizzled bread with touches of molasses and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Simple and delicious. Sam Adam's has always done good with the Bocks.

justintcoons, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

dreis, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Hines219
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Hines219, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

CadensDad, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

CowboyRob, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

nitter, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Mcallaghan04, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got my hands on a Sam Adams sampler pack. After downing the trust Boston Lager I decided to try the Winter Lager next...it did not disappoint.

The bock pours out a dark-golden brown with a lightly tanned head. The head pours thick but disappears quickly as though it were wispy. The smell of the beer was incredible - my nose was pleasantly assaulted with the aroma of spice, cinnamon, and oranges - it was truly great. I was surprised at the rich taste of this lager - rivaling their Boston Lager in my opinion. I could distinctly taste everything I smelled from the bottle making it a great experience. Overall, I rated it a little lower since the beer did leave an aftertaste that didn't agree with me. Nonetheless, I still have one bottle left of this stuff and I think I might just crack it open tonight.

jjamadorphd, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

projektyle, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Bubbalito, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Buck6196, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

speracado, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Jeff22, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Dcor, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Bloodbuzz99, Nov 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Lionhawk, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Winter Lager has a very thick, foamy, beige head and a clear, reddish-brown, somewhat bubbly appearance, with heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is quite faint, but maybe one would pick up some slight breadiness and fruit. Taste is also subdued, but the drinker can detect sweet, light-brown bread, some nice bitterness, and an underlying fruit and spice. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Adams Winter Lager finishes semi-dry, smooth, and drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I figure it’s worth checking out.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Nov 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

olbubba, Nov 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

dubmax, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup

A- Copper body, 1" fluffy off white head

S- Ginger, cinnamon, citrus, bready malts

T- Spicy, metallic, ginger, bready malts, citrus hops

M- Medium body, average carbonation

O- Overall a pretty good beer, not to much to write about here. Marzen like brew, very malty as it warms, spicey up front, citrus out back. Meh...

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JeltMaaj, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Royals21, Nov 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Bob402, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

xacidx, Nov 22, 2012
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,672 ratings.