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

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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: 726 | 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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Photo of AustinEric
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mojoman8561
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of masonstorm
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterPro125
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 355 mL Bottle

A- Pours a deep reddish amber colour that is quite good looking. This is topped by about a finger width of dirty white head that quickly dissipates into a thin layer that lasts throughout the session. The head retention just plain sucks but other than that, Winter Lager is a great looking beer.

S- The aroma of this lager is fairly complex and I really dig it. Deep maltiness and a slight hop character that is finished off by cinnamon spice. Pleasant and inviting.

T- Identical to the smell but with the hops less pronounced. Well balanced and easily palatable.

M- Light to Medium body. Medium carbonation. Finish is fairly dry. Slightly astringent.

O- After only having access to Boston Lager and Latitude 48 IPA for the longest time, I have to say that I was a little excited when I saw Winter Lager on the shelf.
Overall, Winter Lager is a beautiful beer that sports a strong malt backbone that is well complimented by a cinnamon-like spiciness. Easy to drink and quite tasteful. I recommend.

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not particularly unique or memorable -- just a good, solid beer for a winter evening.

Scent of caramel with a little hay. Clean, crisp with decent amount of carbonation. Not as heavy or filling as a double bock but still some of the same rich taste with the malt dominating.

Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not a big Samuel Adams fan. Years ago when Coors was the best beer available, the addition of Samuel Adams Lager was like heaven, but now compared to IPAs and porters and microbreweries, Samuel Adams is just boring and unexciting.

My neighbor is a beer fanatic, and he has a keg in his man cave so when he invited us over for x-mas dinner, it was a no-brainer. The only problem is that he had just finished off a keg, and he hadn't replaced it so the only thing he had was this.

And I was pleasantly surprised.

This is good stuff. It's got a reddish hue to it with a head on top that you have to respect. It's a strong lager taste but with a cinnamon/ginger spice with it making it a pleasantly interesting taste.

Photo of cxw
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SWPA_Brew
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tastesogood
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charlie-of-tampa
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JavieX
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waltc21
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice, light smooth lager just perfect for the winter months if you are looking for a beer with taste that does not fill you too much.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thgreatrandini
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of B-Land
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M477
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MASSHLE
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kaiserbrown
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MightyMonk
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvNasty
4.41/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, smooth, and delicious. If your lady likes beer this would be good for her.

Photo of EdFed
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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