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

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5,276 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,276
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 63
Gots: 659 | 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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big five finger white foam head with very good retention and lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Sweet and bready aroma of biscuit malts with caramel, toffee, and wheat grains. Subtle hints of spices including cinnamon and ginger. Also some hints of oranges and some earthy hops in the background.

Taste: Lots of caramel and toffee malts up front giving a very bready and sweet taste. Subtle hints of the spices blend in with some notes of cinnamon and ginger. Also some citrus orange and a fairly noticeable presence of earthy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side of medium. Crisp and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid winter bock. Has a nice hop presence for the style. Very well balanced.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is crystal clear and copper / amber hued. The light beige head is an inch thick and leaves ample lacing on the pint glass. The primary scents are malt, holiday spices. Yams and/or pumpkin flavors along with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Slightly sweet with minimal bitterness. Light bodied, but not thin. Overall, a decent seasonal brew.

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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark copper, orange, bright color, with off white head that does not stay as long as I would have liked, minimal lacing

Smell: Complex aromas of a geat lager combined with some cinnamon and ginger spice notes.

Taste: Malt up front combined with the spices, gives the beer a warm ending that sneaks up on you. Finishes mainly with the spice notes and just a ever so slight hop bitterness. Complex again.

M: Good medium body and leaving a smooth feel on your
tongue and on the roof of your mouth.

O: I thought I would be offended by the spices in this one but it is very well done, adding a complexity to the beer rather than over powering it. Well done and would drink again for a winter warmer.

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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

A-Pours a beautiful dark amber, two finger off-white head, nice lacing.
S- Sweet orange, grassy, bread, sweet malts.
T- More malty sweetness, citrus, cinnamon, light ginger, light bitter hops on the finish.
M- Light to medium bodied, good carbonation, slight dry finish.


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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 5,276 ratings.