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

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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Photo of jmarklan
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: I love that dark amber color! Quickly dissipating head with not much lacing.

S: Smells of orange peel and caramel malt.

T: Subtle spices (orange) and a touch of hops up front, followed by toasty malts and wheat in the back. The wheat lingers in the aftertaste and is very pleasant.

M: Very drinkable, light body and smooth. perfect carbonation.

Overall: This is way better than i remember it being. I'd def have it again.

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Photo of WreckingBrew
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BigCheese
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lighter than i would have thought. Similar to newcastle, a tad lighter. Small head dissipated quickly. Little to no lacing

S: Sweet maltyness up front, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate come to mind. Touch of pehaps lemons and pine hops.

T: Different from smell, a lot of orange peel taste up front. Some cinnamon/nutmeg spice in there too. Some cleansng piney hops at the end (noble?) similar hop profile to Boston lager.

M: Very clean finisher and quit sessionable. A bit undercarbonated but not thin or watery.

O: One of SA best brews, and probably one of their best 6 pack option out there. A great session beer and a good intro beer for non BA.

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Photo of Jemenhiser
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Treyliff
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 2011 winter 12 pack. Pours a dark, copper brown color with a small tan head, that shrinks to a thin layer on top. Good lacing.

Smell- ginger and cinnamon, with traces of citrus, almost lemon-lime like. Can't smell much of a presence of malt.

Taste- ginger and citrus at the front end, very spicy. You can taste the presence of cinnamon with a backbone of malts. Hops are noticeable on the back end.

Overall a pretty good bock. Suitable for the winter with it's spicy notes.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a solid brown color with a finger of white lead. Pretty good retention here and some soapy lace.

Cracker aromas with some grassy hops in the background. Seems to have a little bit of a cinnamon aroma in the background. Dark German bread on the pallet with a big malt backbone. Seems to have a bit of rich spices in the background like nutmeg or cinnamon. A little bit of grassy hops round this out.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall this one is pretty solid. Lots of good flavors going on here.

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