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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The beer pours smoothly, building an airy two finger head. The clear liquid is pale brown (16 EBC). Very little lacing occurs.

The smell is a bit metallic, some roasted notes, rye bread and a fruity bitterness.

The taste is quite bitter. Bread, roasted nuts, flowers and butter. Some citric hints. Quite a lot of sweetness. The aftertaste is malty and semi-sweet with some flowers, bread and some hay-like hoppy bitterness. The finish is a bit sticky.

The carbonation is mild to medium; the small bubbles are medium strong. The liquid is a bit sticky.

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Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big five finger white foam head with very good retention and lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Sweet and bready aroma of biscuit malts with caramel, toffee, and wheat grains. Subtle hints of spices including cinnamon and ginger. Also some hints of oranges and some earthy hops in the background.

Taste: Lots of caramel and toffee malts up front giving a very bready and sweet taste. Subtle hints of the spices blend in with some notes of cinnamon and ginger. Also some citrus orange and a fairly noticeable presence of earthy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side of medium. Crisp and very smooth.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.64 out of 5 based on 5,908 ratings.
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