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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to stange. Sampled on 11/16/11 with a best before date of April [2012] notched on the label.

A: On the pour, 2 1/2 fingers of foamy/fluffy light brown head is produced. Well retained, fading into a thick everlasting film. The color of the body is a medium-light mix of copper and amber. Clarity is good. Lacing is none existent.

S: A malt forward lager with bread and grain on the front of the nose. Light backing of orange citrus and an herbal hop note. The yeast is clean and neutral - perhaps a bit leafy.

T: Bitter orange peel comes through on the palate and, just a few degrees in, the cinnamon becomes noticeable as well.

M: Medium full body, thick texture and lively carbonation. I wouldn't have guessed that ginger was an ingredient, but a slightly spicy bite on the finish suggests otherwise.

O: Not a bad brew but I wouldn't pay to have another.

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A: A beautiful golden amber color but the head retention could be better.

S: Caramel malts mixed with soggy bread.

T: Not great but is drinkable. There are malt and subtle hops but the distinct bread flavor is there.

M: A little on the light side and has sub-par retention.

O: This beer would be okay to miss.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.64 out of 5 based on 5,920 ratings.
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