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

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BA SCORE
81
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4,673 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 4,673
Reviews: 1,852
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 44
Gots: 283 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kkmiller76, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of PADIV
2.53/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Samuel Adams Winter Lager

A - Standard coloring for a lager

S - What I would expect from a Winter Lager. Nothing special

T - This beer has a medicinal taste. It left a sharp unpleasant after taste

M - Not much carbonation, a very flat feel.

O - I would not recommend or get this beer again. I poured most of this beer down the drain.

So far Sam Adams just does not do it for me. The only one of their beers I liked so far is the Octoberfest.

PADIV, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Eastside151, Nov 25, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Jester King pint.

A- pours a dark copper with a 1 finger cream head. Nice thick leopard spotting of lacing remains on the glass.

S- cinnamon, toffee, bread, and maybe a slight nutmeg aroma.

T- sour dough bread, toffee, cinnamon and spices, slight metallic taste and some walnut/pecans.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Slick start with a creamy finish.

O- ok beer with some nice spice characteristics and malty body.

kawilliams81, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Brian15, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

weaselchew, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

TheInfamousElGuapo, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance
Brownish red with 1 finger of head. Moderate carbonation and excellent clarity.

Nose
Caramel, bread and brown sugar.

Taste
Caramel drizzled bread with touches of molasses and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Simple and delicious. Sam Adam's has always done good with the Bocks.

justintcoons, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

dreis, Nov 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Mcallaghan04, Nov 24, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got my hands on a Sam Adams sampler pack. After downing the trust Boston Lager I decided to try the Winter Lager next...it did not disappoint.

The bock pours out a dark-golden brown with a lightly tanned head. The head pours thick but disappears quickly as though it were wispy. The smell of the beer was incredible - my nose was pleasantly assaulted with the aroma of spice, cinnamon, and oranges - it was truly great. I was surprised at the rich taste of this lager - rivaling their Boston Lager in my opinion. I could distinctly taste everything I smelled from the bottle making it a great experience. Overall, I rated it a little lower since the beer did leave an aftertaste that didn't agree with me. Nonetheless, I still have one bottle left of this stuff and I think I might just crack it open tonight.

jjamadorphd, Nov 24, 2012
Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 4,673 ratings.