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

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5,279 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,279
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 63
Gots: 661 | 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 REAL_Harrison
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bestinyourgirl
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my top five favorites.

Photo of shefs_brewhauss
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer, I really appreciate the taste, aroma, and drinkability of this brew. Great balance

Photo of Beric
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 31 December 2014

Appearance: Pours a deep brown with amber notes- definitely darker than your average bock. Creamy off-white head sticks around for a while before collapsing and leaving minimal to no lacing.

Smell: Grainy and farmy with some perceptible malt sweetness.

Taste: Much like the nose, the sweet notes from this bock are dominated by a weird farmy astringency. The bottle says there's spices in this but I can't pick up on any.

Feel: Good carbonation makes this one go down easy.

Overall: A typical Sam Adams brew.

Photo of OlyBob
2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Good seasonal lager, but seems a little light compared to a good winter ale.

Photo of AZYescas
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanPnaude
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcubz
4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

great winter beer. delicious bock

Photo of csrbv
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hillind
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GPackers12
4.7/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Good seasonal beer. Wish it was around longer.

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

Photo of agraves643
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nikhilshetty007
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice Amber colour. Superb taste.

Photo of rwhitmore
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft in a frosted mug (ugh). Clean and crisp, spices are subtle and well balanced. A good easy drinking winter beer.

Photo of Quietflightxv
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmoore32
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Malone47
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bf7
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 5,279 ratings.