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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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BA SCORE
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4,484 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,484
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 34
Gots: 188 | 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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LouDogg114

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-07-2012 21:38:16 | More by LouDogg114
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Danno48

West Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I hate to generalize anything about beers but sometimes I feel that I must.

This beer is meant to be had at Christmas party's. Very drinkable, smooth, and not to overpowering so one can drink a bunch of them.

Taste is kinda average. Malty and sweet with the lightest hint of spices. Cinnamon and ginger a lil bit.

Great mouth feel for a winter warmer. Very refreshing and light. Does not cling longer than a half-second.

Not much to smell. Very average.

I love this beer for what it is... An everyday winter beer. Nothing wrong with that.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 05:30:18 | More by Danno48
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good beer for the season. Very heavy with a bitter/hoppy aftertaste, more than i was expecting in a lager. Not overly impressed but i could see myself drinking this from time to time. Like most of Sams offerings it was much better from the tap. well crafted and fairly inexpensive for a fancy man beer. I think next time though I will stick to the boston lager

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 02:42:12 | More by Uniobrew31
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Dragon17

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-07-2012 02:40:42 | More by Dragon17
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Glopez

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-07-2012 00:59:47 | More by Glopez
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flannelandbrews


4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-06-2012 23:31:46 | More by flannelandbrews
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-06-2012 21:08:08 | More by RWLawman
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andthevolcano

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-06-2012 01:26:49 | More by andthevolcano
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-05-2012 17:44:51 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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chrisxmartin


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-05-2012 11:54:51 | More by chrisxmartin
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-05-2012 05:18:04 | More by jkermitj
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AlexM

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-05-2012 01:54:49 | More by AlexM
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-04-2012 20:22:03 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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ckk527

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-04-2012 20:18:25 | More by ckk527
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-04-2012 18:23:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper-amber color, decent clarity with a beige colored head that left a surprisingly nice amount of lacing. Nice mix of aromas on the nose, albeit overall very faint. Spices, malts, bread, yeast, cinnamon, orange zest, maybe a bit of ginger, and a slight hint of floral hops. Smooth and creamy to the mouth, starting off with a hefty helping of carbonation. First come the yeasty-bready flavors following quickly by the spices. The beer gives a nice warming feel and sensation, it really hits the "winter lager" feel quite well. Hops and bitterness are low, but still present in small amounts to balance out the heavy malt that is relevant throughout.

A tasty winter style lager, Samuel Adams usually does not disappoint. Easy to drink, fairly cheap, and highly sessionable. Drink this one next to a fireplace.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 18:04:23 | More by tectactoe
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Waymore

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-04-2012 10:21:56 | More by Waymore
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J2L


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-04-2012 04:06:00 | More by J2L
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Happyhopper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-04-2012 00:51:09 | More by Happyhopper
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steinhilper

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-03-2012 21:53:09 | More by steinhilper
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-03-2012 20:28:46 | More by DMarlinJ
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-03-2012 03:04:57 | More by Buster
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-03-2012 02:57:54 | More by jwgkicks
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Cluker

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-02-2012 22:13:08 | More by Cluker
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-02-2012 03:56:34 | More by MrBoh
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,484 ratings.