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

Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
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Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager

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

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

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Ratings: 5,924 |  Reviews: 1,986
Photo of cyclonece09
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours red orange with a nice one finger slightly off white head. Smells of winter spices and slight berry, nice compliment to the malt tones. Tastes of some dark roasted malts with fruity tones such as berries, with very slight wintertime spice. Beer is carbonated nicely light body, sessionable. Overall, a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

A: An amber brown color topped with a finger of beige head. Good retention and lacing as well.

S: I get no spices as advertised however there is an appealing breadiness and its quiet malty.

T: Once again very little spices show up but they are in the background. Something in the vein of nutmeg or cinnamon pokes its head in the finish but I probably wouldn't know if no one told me. A nice malty body shows up , like in the Boston lager, being similar to bread crust and a little bit toasty. A bit of noble hops show up too being a bit spicy and earthy.

M: A bit creamy and a substantial body size. A fairly dry body and its easily drinkable.

O: A really good beer. Perhaps not what I would pin as great spice beer or bock for that matter ,its a very drinkable and nice lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with a great creamy head and mild carbonation. Fruity, spiced aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma with more depth and malt. The carbonation is more noticeable than it appears. Maybe a bit too crisp...not bad but. Slightly sweet. Finishes a bit maltier.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear cooper rose and garnet color, alive with 1/4 inch head.
S: Medium biscuity malt scent, tiny citrus hints.
T: Medium bready malt on front end with a middle pop that provides a slightly sweet taste on the back end that lingers.
M: Light-medium smooth body with normal carbonation.
O: A solid winter bock.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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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