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

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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
Ratings:
5,916
Reviews:
1,985
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
1,305
For Trade:
0
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Photo of americancontrarian
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber. Thick, dense, short tan head that lasts a long time. Moderate lacing.

Smells caramel malt, light spices, light toasted malt and dark fruit hints.

Tastes Caramel malt, light toasty, hints of dark fruit and maybe lactose. Finish is dry with a touch of fruit and Orange peel bitterness. Medium body and creamy soft and lightly picky higher medium carbonation.

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Photo of kelseyr713
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
1.98/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Golfontap
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fthegiants
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Narthax
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorB
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CobraDC23
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJTOBY
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly veiled copper color with storming activity. Dense creamy beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with good legs. Flavors of toffee, dark grains, wheat, apples, berries, apricot, nutmeg, ginger, banana yeast, herbal spices. Sugary gingerbread and cereal feel, moderately bitter spices. Slick full body with with crispy and prickly carbonation. Medium to strong finish, lingering molasses, burnt caramel, wet straw, roasted barley, red ale spices, and leafy hops. The finish is plagued with an unpleasant wet grainy feel, killing the freshness. The smell is quite faint, although the body is rich and smooth. Okay taste that lacks personality. Overall above average quality craft.

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Photo of Timc32
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.64 out of 5 based on 5,916 ratings.
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