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

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Samuel Adams Winter LagerSamuel Adams Winter Lager
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3.59/5
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6,032 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,986
Reviews:
2,007
Ratings:
6,032
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
1,388
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 6,032 |  Reviews: 2,007
Photo of dcotom
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a glass tumbler. Clear dark amber color, with an evanescent off-white head that settles into a thin ring leaving no lacing. Big pop of tomato juice aroma upon opening the bottle. This vegetal character carries through to the flavor profile as well, providing an odd counterpoint to the dark caramel maltiness. A little sourness lingers on the finish. Quite disappointing, and I'll leave it at that.

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

Photo of AuntBea
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jim67
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Basic. Clear. Not much head. Almost tasted like soda pop. Something not right.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the tap a clear brownish color. The head was 1,finger, frothy. Retention is average, and nice lacing on the glass.
The nose, is fairly minimal. Just a slight malt note.
Taste - is slightly sweet up front. There's a slight spice presence. Maybe more than slight on second thought. Kind of reminds me of a gingerbread flavor.
Feel is moderate bodied.
A tasty winter beer. Nice flavor and feel.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sam Adams makes surprisingly decent beers. Although I have to admit, this is much better than their summer offering. Give it a try during the holiday season.

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Photo of Anayalator
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ipeters1017
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 22Blue
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edward_boumil
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is criminally underrated. Must not be all the rage.
Beer itself has great lager qualities, drinkability, sweet honey malt presence, nice drying herbal hop presence on the finish. The aroma itself is very sweet and inviting. However, as a bock this malt sweetness is more toasty or caramel. Added spices make this beer reminiscent of gingerbread. Absolutely a winter beer. Spices are mild but present enough to make things interesting.
Overall will be killing a six of these on Christmas. Surprised I haven't had it before now.

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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DavetotheB
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bb April 2018 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 5.6% ABV 22 IBU. The beer pours bright amber with short lived light khaki head. The aroma is caramel malt and spice. The taste is about the same starting with caramel before the cinnamon and ginger show up for the finish. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and finishes with a slightly sweet heat that is neither dry or cloying. Overall, good for what it is. Beer for holiday gatherings that's better than AAL but won't distract from conversation with its greatness.

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Photo of G-Style
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer. It's nothing special. It is very smooth and easily drinkable. Has some great cinnamon and nutmeg flavor. Not strong though. Very easy on the palate.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.56/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GStone899
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fitting winter lager and a seasonable taste to this bock. Fairly well balanced for a mass produced beer. Very dark amber color.

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Old Brown Dog but not as good.

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Photo of MGoeltz
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,032 ratings
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