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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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4,817 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,817
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 56
Gots: 351 | 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%

jeffyboy65, Nov 10, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -6.4%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

godawgs, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this on tap at a local Ruby Tuesday. Really, there was nothing else there of interest for me, but I probably would have gotten it in any case, because I appreciate seasonal brews.

Appearance: A lustrous copper hue, with moderate carbonation and a three-finger light brownish head.

Aroma: Very light, slightly sweet. Definitely a berry smell.

Taste: It's definitely better than the Sam Adams Octoberfest, and I'm getting a slight berry bitterness that tickles the senses but doesn't bowl you over. At the beginning I found myself really liking this beer, but unfortunately toward the end, I started to sense a stale taste in the back of my mouth. Not so good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lots of carbonation. Slightly bitter and biting on the tongue.

Overall: I'm going to agree with the Adjunct Hippie on this one. The Winter Lager is fairly decent, but it's not a bock. I liked it better at the beginning than toward the end. I wouldn't turn one down if it was offered to me, and I might seek it out in a situation where the only alternatives are Bud Light and other weak AALs.

Doctor_Bogenbroom, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Anthony21014, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

njbusa, Nov 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

rvisgaitis, Nov 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +17%

mst317, Nov 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

hmvalp, Nov 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Knbugs, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

mab09002, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Nick29, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

crob3888, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

DrMindbender, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Sonofalime, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

pjbfromkc, Nov 08, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

nbeardsley, Nov 08, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +12.5%

Jasonborn27, Nov 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

I poured this beer from a bottle into a pint glass. It has a nice foamy head that dissipates into a good lacing. The color is dark and reminds me of cola a bit. As for taste, very strong hops, with a bit of spice. The mouthfeel is smooth. Overall, I find this beer drinkable, but I much prefer the regular Boston Lager. I don't generally like bock beers. I don't think I'll buy it again.

BeerLovinWoman87, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

sabitu, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

soxfan04, Nov 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

TwelveOunces, Nov 07, 2014
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2.16/5  rDev -39.8%

oderus666, Nov 07, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -27.6%

etaub1, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

gibgink, Nov 06, 2014
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 4,817 ratings.