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

Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
BA SCORE
42.3%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 5,924 ratings
Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,454
Reviews:
1,986
Ratings:
5,924
Liked:
2,505
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
13.37%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
1,324
Trade:
0
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An easy drinking wheat bock-style ale with a mild complexity of spice built in. Slight fruity, slight earthy, and slight sweetness give a rounded impression for any cool weather session and a compliment to many wintry meals.

Sam Adams Winter Lager pours with a medium brown, light mohogany hue and with bright clarity. A creamy off-white head caps the beer and releases spotty pockets of lace as the beer falls. A firm, yet light Bock look.

Mild aromas of soft pilsner malt cracker character is layered with notes of grape, light toast, nuts, and almost chocolate. A light spicy character tickles the nose with seemingly peppercorn, lavender, and cinnamon.

Flavors fare similarly with a mostly malt, but partly grain flavor. Sugary malty sweetness is moderate and carries a slight candied fruit with toast, light chocolate, nuts, and spice. Earthy hops allow for a slight grassy taste in finish, just as the added spices blend into bitterness late.

Medium to start, but after the creamy carbonation subdues, the beer lingers in finish with a semi-dry feel with slight lingering sweetness, mild grain astringency, slight alcohol warmth, and largely clean for its style.

Perhaps a bit timid on all fronts, this is kind of a Bock with training wheels. Despite its overall lightness and somewhat grainy texture and taste, the beer is remarkably refreshing and drinkable.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 42.3% out of 100 with 5,924 ratings
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