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

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
Good
6,067 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:
#41,069
Reviews:
2,013
Ratings:
6,067
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
1,414
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,067 |  Reviews: 2,013
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

Photo of ConnorMobs
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jelitikasez
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not generally a lager fan, so I'm sure that skews this review. But it is NOT watery (big score for a lager in my book) fresh without tasting like carbonated grapefruit juice, and warming despite being fresh, without being too alcoholy
The color is gorgeous - wonder if the orange peel helped.
Clear burnt orange with just the right amount of creamy, tasty, golden foam.
Great with food or on its own.

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Photo of TheHexIsReal
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitey27
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tom_Hoover
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice smooth taste.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of littleman791
4.39/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Reminds me of the Boston Logger

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

Photo of Smilsteen
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsnouffer
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,067 ratings