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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Came to me with a 3 finger fizzy head. The head was slightly tan. The overall appearance was a deep, translucent amber.

S- There was a nutty aroma to this on the whole. A little malt in there, but nor hops scent.

T- Was fairly disappointed with the taste. Some grassy flavors and a slight nutty flavor. No hops bitterness in there, but some malt tastes.

M- Lots of carbonation. Really light for the style. It was almost watery and went down fairly easy.

Overall, I was not impressed with this beer. It was very light in the mouthfeel category and the taste was just lacking. I was surprised to learn this is a bock, because it is one of my more favored styles, but I was sorely disappointed.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Perfectly clear amber brew with a sudsy off white head with good retention.

S - Bready smell with some spice. Peppery, ginger aroma.

T - Nice malty backbone stands up well to the spices. Creates a nicely balanced beer. Spices are ginger and cinnamon mostly.

M - Nice feel, just the right amount of carbonation. Medium body, easy to put back a few of these at a sitting.

O - Overall a good winter beer. I pick this up every year, and it is a staple at a lot of local places. Not overwhelming but solid

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DeutscheJeff
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this served in a 25 ounce glass, I really enjoyed the first few sips, but after that this beer became a bit too much for my stomach. Certainly a better beer in a 12 or 16 ounce size, but I will happily try it again. Samuel Adams once again provides a great tasting beer for the mass market.

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3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown-amber with a two-finger tan head which lasts a minute or two. Moderate lacing left as I drink.

Smell: Smells of malts, wheat, citrus, caramels, and a tad bit of spicyness.

Taste: Pretty nice. Dark malts and caramels, with citrus mixed in. There is also a notable buttery-ness to it. The end is grapefruit-like and a tad bit bitter.

Mouthfeel: Really nice. Pretty high carbonation but it's smooth and creamy.

Overall: Definitely recommended for cold days in the winter and fall. Delicious beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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