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

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3.59/5
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6,104 Ratings
Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,854
Reviews:
2,016
Ratings:
6,104
pDev:
13.65%
 
 
Wants:
112
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1,434
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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.22/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Winter48
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Michelleroo
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I mean...tasty but not too tasty. SA Christmas Ale is where it’s at. ✊

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

12-oz. bottle needed a heavy pour for a finger sized foamy, light tan head with very short retention and minimal stringy lace.
Clear amber-brown with ruby highlights, brownish orange in front of light.
Rising Bread dough, sweet malt and spice greet the nose.
Taste begins semi-dry and tangy from the orange peel and ginger, the middle becomes semi-sweet from caramel malt with roasted malt and cinnamon in the background. An astringent mineral twinge occurs, faint hops replace it. The finish bitters and drys as the spice and orange peel return and linger.
Light body, a little above average carbonation. Nice flavor profile; tang, semi-sweet, bitter.
The spiciness of a Winter Warmer Ale (label says "orange peel, cinnamon and ginger"), a little lower than average ABV for a Bock. Winter Lager, Festive Bock beer on the label.
I'm callin' this one a Session Bock with Octoberfest tendencies.

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

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

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3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - Copper Brown color, small medium foam head, minimal glass lacing.
Smell - Malt, nuts, little bit of toffee and chocolate. Nothing in the way of hops. Fairly sweet. Maybe a touch of spices.
Taste - Very sweet and sugary. Not really much in the way of flavor. Caramel lager basically. Malty but not roasted. I can pick up a bit of ginger and orange peel but it's not pronounced. Medium bodied but has a filling taste. Medium carbonation.

Overall, not really sure what they were going for here. It's not a bad beer but not light enough to drink more than one or two and not enough flavor to make me want to buy more...Grade is a B

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

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3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.86/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,104 ratings