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

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
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6,055 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,176
Reviews:
2,013
Ratings:
6,055
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
1,407
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,055 |  Reviews: 2,013
Photo of robotnewyork
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I like this just a little bit less than Boston Lager.

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

Photo of Nass
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but a little too bold tasting for me. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Photo of Mousel
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hairnic
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Trying hard to be a Vienna perhaps? Not enough spice (or fruit) to be considered in this style, but where else to put it? Fairly bland dark amber lager, maltish aroma with faint hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and citrus, toned down for the mass market. Trying to do too much while catering to the macrobrew market....

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rlhj
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattie83
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextr24
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GreenBayBA
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jbexphys
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Best SAM product. Wish it was available year round.

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

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice standard available in most restaurants
that serve Sam pours a nice red tinged amber with a nice off white head of foam that
subsides to a thick ring, thin light pool, and sports nice light lacing. Nose of caramel
malts tossed into light notes of light toffee and light breaded malts with a hint of
spice and orange zest. Flavors Follow the nose with a light breaded malt mingling with
caramel and toffee notes that have been dashed with subtle cinnamon and subtle ornage
zest flavors. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium carbonation, and a lightly sweet
caramel toffee finish.

A macro micro---perhaps, but the beer connoisseurs owe a lot to this company
and this lager is a perfectly respectable example of the style done in America.
Nothing to hate and a lot to like. Overall an underappreciated brew that is
flavorful and respectable.

A solid brew from a solid company.

Cheers

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Photo of AndrewAK
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Paradox1000
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wexmary
2.27/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Having two beers tonight so I started with this, quite disappointing. Weak, watery, no strong flavor points, albeit no piney aftertaste. The 1.5 is also in comparison to other beers that Sam makes. Still, a mediocre beer.

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

Photo of TheFlea1
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,055 ratings