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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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5,328 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,328
Reviews: 1,925
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 65
Gots: 725 | 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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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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 the 12 oz bottle into a crystal mug.
This was part of the Sam Adams Winter Variety Pack, but not the best beer in the pack. Is says Lager, but it is really a Bock with some ginger and cinnamon added for extra flavor. It appeared a little paler than most bocks with about a finger of tan head that left some god lacing. The mouthfeel was light to medium with maderate carbonation. Even with the extra, there was not as much aroma and flavore as expected. Overall it is a pretty good Christmas beer but there are better ones in the Winter Variety Pack.

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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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice lager. I would love to see them take it to a double and make it a little more deep. Pours very nice with a god head... true Sam Adams taste and spice, they have taken a lot of time making this bock very spicy and tasty. Makes cold winter nights more fun and tasty.

Love it!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber brown appearance with a small amount of brown head that slowly settles down leaving some lacing. Smell consists of orange, malt, various spices and a hint of caramel sweetness.
Taste consists of malt, spices and grain with a hint of orange, bread and some hops. Good blend of flavored and the spices add a kick to it. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is a creamy malty taste.

Overall, not a bad Bock; It has character and refreshing. Nothing to crazy in terms of tastes, but still a decent Christmas beer. Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the bartender at Sam's for the rec

Pours a brownish orange color, a darkened brown hue dressing the inside of the glass. Nice formation of the head, but had weak retention, and very poor lacing.

I detected faint hops and a fresh ginger spices. Took another waft and caught more spices with my nose: cinnamon and a sweetness resembling oranges.

Slick mouthfeel with a medium body and level of carbonation. Quite malty/sweet with some nice hoppiness. Good mix of spices, some of the spicy notes in the background.

Overall enjoyable beer, not quite to the standards of winter warmers, but I think this represents a bock fairly well. Not a bad choice for a draught beer at a sports bar and it complemented my fish n chips very well.

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 5,328 ratings.