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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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5,268 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,268
Reviews: 1,914
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 64
Gots: 654 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap in a big pint glass.

A - deep amber in color, clear, slightly tan head of a finger hangs around for a minute, dissipates and leaves some streaky lacing on the glass

S - very subtle nose on this, hint of caramel malt

T - Minimal hop profile melting into a mixed bready malt and allspice. Quite subtle but pleasing.

M - solid carbonation on a medium body - a touch heavier than the regular lager.

Overall this has a nice drinkability and decent character, but is a bit subtle for my tastes. Nice, but not exceptional holiday beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

The taste of this beer is decent. Nothing really to write home about. They take a stock lager that gets the job done, and then they add some winter spicing... very lightly.

I recommend this beer to people that are newer to craft beer. They will probably like this winter lager. If you get the winter variety pack from Sam Adams, keep the Fezziwig and Black and Brew over this option.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ozer into a pint glass and the beer is a medium clear brown with a touch of copper color. The head is a tan color and is 1/2" and dissapears to leave a thin ring around the glass. Lacing is minimal and slick on the glass.

The aroma is straight up medium lovibond malts and wheat, very one dimensional.

The flavor is somewhat more complex than the nose, but again with the medium malts leading the charge.

The mouthfeel is medium as is the carbination.

To me this is an average Bock, not bad but not great even if it is easy drinking. It would probably be good with about any food, but it wouldn't be great IMHO.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Chili's, this was the most "craft" beer they had.

A: Solid copper color with a minimal loosely bubbled beige head, and some sticky lacing.

S: Malty and spicy. Lots of ginger, cinnamon, coriander.

T: Decent bready toasted grain malt flavor, back by lots of spice. A little too much spice for me to really enjoy this with american family style food.

M: A little creamy, lighter carbonation, but seems a bit light for a bock.

O: Not a terrible offering from Sam Adams, but not their best. I won't be purchasing this again.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of PossumMunsen31
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very mediocre offering from Samuel Adams. Pours dark with little head. Taste is avg. initially but gets better with a pretty solid finish. You can taste the advertised ginger and a little bit of cinnamon. However, doesn't really warm you up as advertised. I thought this beer used to be a lot better.

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 5,268 ratings.