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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark copper with a thin head, dissipating to a thin cap and lacing.

S - Browned caramel from the roasted malts and spices, mostly clove and ginger.

T - Lightly sweet toffee, turning to a heavy breadiness to cloves and other spices.

M - Medium body and medium/light carbonation. Goes well with the flavors.

O - A decent winter beer, nice malt flavors and spice medley. Good to have on a cool night with dinner, though there are better options for the season.

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4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A dark brown, almost amber color.

S-Smells of spices cinnamon, maybe some citrus

T-Up front is a sort of bitter spicyness with a little citrus, and then finishes with a nice warm dryness of wheat

M-Not to carbonated, has a very warm feeling as you drink it

O-A decent offering from SA, one of my first darker beers and I have to say I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: poured vigorously into a tulip glass at a 40 to 45 degree temperature.

A: hazy red, dark amber. Slowly dissipating but small off white head.

S: Good amount of malt character. Chocolate and cinnamon notes with small amounts of noble hop.

T: Complex malt profile, with notes of chocolate and plum. Blend of bavarian and american hops creating an uniquely flavored spicy lager. Aftertaste is dry and citrusy.

M: medium body and light carbonation.

O: Wow, I really enjoyed this holiday winter lager. Good example of the winter lager style.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

A- Poured into a pilsner glass. a copper amber lager with 1 1/2 finger head on it. Not the greatest head retention as it quickly dissipated to almost nothing.

S- Has some roasted aroma to it probably stemming from the spices. That gives way to the malty characters and bready yeast notes. As it warms up I can pick out a touch of cinnamon floating in there. Also getting what smells like a hint of vanilla as well.

T- This one tastes almost just like it smells. Some malty flavors and subtle spices. I would say it has a caramel flavor in there but because of the spices it makes the caramel taste like it's burnt. The finish has a touch of bitterness to it left over from the hops.

M- little heavy on the carbonation but not by much. Has a good body to it. Creamy finish.

O- Not a huge lager fan but this one was nice. Not really the best of the SA holiday pack but still keeps ya nice and toasty on those cold winter nights.

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice copper/amber color to it. It has a thin white head (came like that) but I swirled it after drinking a bit and got a decent head and it leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of sweet bready malts, caramel, spices and a slight fruitiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet malt character, nice spices, a bit of caramel and light hops giving it a very slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a sweet overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Samuel Adams Winter Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6,031 ratings
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